Speaking at his Conway, Texas event on Saturday, former President Donald Trump promised to pardon the men and women who were arrested for trespassing at the U.S. Capitol on Jan 6. 2021 should he be re-elected president.
“And another thing we’ll do and so many people have been asking me about it – if I run, and if I win, we will treat those people from January 6 fairly. We will treat them fairly,” he said.
“And if it requires pardons we will give them pardons because they are being treated so unfairly,” he said.
Trump has been largely blamed for the so-called Jan. 6 “insurrection” by Democrats who established a congressional committee to hold him and other Trump supporters, including members of his cabinet and closest allies in the Republican party accountable for the riot on Jan. 6, 2021.
Since the arrests of many of the Jan. 6 protesters, many of whom have languished in a Washington D.C. jail without trial, the Republican base has called for politicians on the Hill to offer their support and representation for the prisoners, some of whom were arrested for nothing more than trespassing – while others were charged with more serious offenses, including felonies.