Trump Promises To Pardon Jan. 6 Rioters If Reelected
Former President Donald Trump said during a speech at a rally in Conroe, Texas Saturday that if he were to be reelected as president, he would pardon those convicted for their part in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.
“If I run and if I win, we will treat those people from January 6 fairly, and if it requires pardons we will give them pardons because they are being treated so unfairly,” Trump said.
He then characterized the actions of the Jan. 6 Select Committee as a “disgrace.” Republican South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham criticized Trump’s remarks as “inappropriate,” adding that it could send the wrong signal to the public.
“No, I don’t want to send any signal that it was OK to defile the Capitol,” Graham said.
“There are other groups with causes that may want to go down the violent path that these people get pardoned,” the senator added. “I think it’s inappropriate … I don’t want to do anything that would make this more likely in the future.”