Vivek Ramaswamy Vows to Pardon All Non-Violent January 6 Protesters If Elected

GOP presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy released a statement on Wednesday vowing to pardon all non-violent January 6 protesters if he’s elected in 2024.

Ramaswamy denounced the U.S. Department of Justice under President Joe Biden for its “political persecution of non-violent January 6 protesters,” adding that the department has “executed over 1,000 arrests for nonviolent offenses related to January 6, casting a dark shadow over Lady Justice and the foundational principles of our legal system.”

“America now has a two-tiered justice system: Antifa and BLM rioters roam free while peaceful January 6 protesters are imprisoned without bail,” the GOP candidate stated.

The presidential hopeful argued that his vow to “pardon all Americans who were targets of politicized federal prosecutions and those denied due process” would “unify” the nation.

“To unify this country, I commit as president to pardon all Americans who were targets of politicized federal prosecutions and those denied due process. This includes all peaceful, nonviolent January 6 protesters who were denied their constitutional due process rights,” Ramaswamy said.

“I will end the weaponization of police power in America. Every Republican candidate must be clear about where we stand on the hard issues,” Ramaswamy said.

Ramaswamy has previously stated that while he doesn’t want to see what happened on January 6, 2021 happen again in the country, “if we go down this road of weaponizing our justice system against disfavored political opponents, then January 6, 2021 will just be a preview of far worse to come.”

“I don’t want to see that happen – I don’t want to see us march to a national divorce,” he added.

The presidential hopeful made the remarks while commenting on former President Donald Trump being named a target of the January 6 Grand Jury probe, as previously reported by The Star News Network.

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Kaitlin Housler is a reporter at The Tennessee Star and The Star News Network.
Photo “Vivek Ramaswamy” by Vivek Ramaswamy. Background Photo “January 6 Riot” by TapTheForwardAssist. CC BY-SA 4.0.




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