While speaking at the Faith and Freedom Coalition conference in Nashville, President Donald Trump vowed to look “very seriously” at pardons for some January 6th defendants.
Trump said “they’ve been treated unfairly” and have had “their lives totally destroyed.”
Former President Donald Trump on Friday said he would consider pardoning some defendants facing federal charges for their participation in the Jan. 6 Capitol Riot should he return to office in 2024.
Speaking to a Faith and Freedom Coalition conference in Nashville, Trump said “and if I become president someday, if I decide to do it, I will be looking at them very very seriously for pardons,” per the Epoch Times.
“They’ve been treated very unfairly,” he said, without specifying individuals. The former president further decried the federal government’s treatment of those facing charges related to the incident, saying they had “their lives totally destroyed and [that they are] being treated worse than terrorists and murderers despite most being charged with parading through the Capitol.”
President Trump Indicating That He Will Pardon January 6th Defendants If He Becomes President Again
“And if I become President someday, if I decide to do it, I will be looking at them very very seriously for pardons.”
“They’ve been treated very unfairly.”pic.twitter.com/a5BKIM82ja
— The Columbia Bugle 🇺🇸 (@ColumbiaBugle) June 17, 2022
This promise comes as some GOP Reps have begun sounding the alarm on the mistreatment of some January 6th defendants.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, who was finally allowed to enter the D.C. jail described horrific conditions for some of the defendants.
This included them being denied medical treatment.
During a June 15 press conference, a small band of Republican lawmakers blasted the treatment of “political prisoners” in the “D.C. gulag,” discussing disturbing cases of mistreatment of defendants charged in the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol breach and calling on other lawmakers to join them in decrying the situation.
“I saw men who hadn’t had a haircut, couldn’t shave, they were filthy, dirty, and disgusting, they looked extremely unhealthy because [they are forced to] choose between going outside an hour a day or calling their family,” Greene reported.
“While I was in there, congressman Gohmert and I met people who had been denied medical treatment,” Greene said later. “I met a man whose finger was broken and turned sideways … I met another man whose entire arm was purple. And [the other defendants] all begged me, ‘Please, if you help anyone help him. He needs a doctor.’”
Where is the rest of the GOP?