Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy has vowed that if he is elected as the next US President in 2024, he will pardon all the peaceful protesters of January 6. The 38-year-old Indian-American entrepreneur has gained notoriety after he slammed the US Justice Department for “political harassment” of non-violent protesters at the Republican primary presidential debate last month.
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“America now has a two-tier justice system: Antifa and BLM rioters walk free while peaceful January 6th protesters are jailed without bail,” he said in a statement. Biden’s ‘Injustice Department’ has made more than 1,000 arrests for non-violent crimes related to January 6, which casts a dark shadow on Lady Justice and the fundamental principles of our legal system.
To unite this country, I commit as President to pardon all Americans who have been the target of politicized federal prosecutions and who have been denied due process. This includes all of the peaceful, non-violent January 6 protesters who were denied their constitutional due process rights.” The January 6 riot saw more than 2,000 people enter the US Capitol as lawmakers debated the results of the 2020 election. certified, in which President Joe Biden defeated Donald Trump.
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Crowds stormed the Capitol after Trump’s speech, which was at a rally just a short distance from the Capitol grounds. In his speech, Trump claimed fraud in the election and called on then-Vice President Mike Pence to overturn the results. The riots led to the largest police investigation in American history, in which hundreds of people were charged with criminal offenses.
Ramaswamy said he would end the weaponization of police power in the US and said that every Republican candidate should be clear on tough issues. He said on Sunday that although he expected to be the party’s nominee for the November 2024 US elections, he would vote for Trump if the former president won the nomination.
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He also expressed his intention to pardon Trump, who is currently facing several legal challenges. Ramaswamy told ABC News, “If Donald Trump is the nominee – yes, I will support him, and if I am the president, yes, I will pardon him because it will help unite the country again. But that’s not the most important thing I’m going to do as the next president. This is an important role in taking this country forward.
After his impressive showing in the opening Republican primary presidential debate last month, entrepreneur-turned-politician Ramaswamy has seen a surge in popularity as he competes with his fellow Indian American rival, former South Carolina governor Nikki Haley. An opinion poll shared by the Trump campaign showed that Ramaswamy (with 15 percent) is now second only to former President Trump (68 percent). Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is now at 13 percent and in third place.