Former President Donald Trump said Saturday at a rally in Texas that he would consider pardoning those arrested for the Capitol breach on January 6, 2021.
“If I run and if I win, we will treat those people from Jan. 6 fairly,” he told the thousands gathered in Conroe. “And if it requires pardons, we will give them pardons. They are being treated so unfairly.”
As of December, more than 725 had been arrested for participating in the Capitol breach, and around 165 had pled guilty to at least some of the charges against them. 70 had been sentenced so far.
While the breach participants are being treated harshly compared to, for instance, the BLM rioters who caused even more violence and damage than the Capitol protesters, it may not be a good idea for Trump to pardon all of them for their actions.
Hopefully, if he is re-elected, he will look at each case and act fairly, not just pardon everyone who had any involvement.
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