Here’s what Trump says he will do.
On Saturday, during a rally in Texas, former President Donald Trump told the crowd that if he were re-elected, he would treat those who have been charged in connection with the Jan 6th attack on the Capital.
“If I run, and if I win, we will treat those people from Jan 6th fairly,” Trump said addressing the crowd in Conroe Texas.
He also acknowledged the possibility of a pardon, saying, “And if it requires pardons, we will give them pardons,” adding that he would his consideration is “because they are being treated so unfairly.”
After the former President and his allies claimed the 2020 election was rigged and encouraged supporters to protest, thousands of his supporters marched in Washington D.C before storming the Capitol to prevent Congress from certifying the election results.
Despite the mayhem, the elections were eventually certified after Congress resumed.
Since then, 725 people have been arrested in connection with the attack, of which 165 have pleaded guilty to varied charges, and 70 have already been sentenced or had their cases adjudicated, according to a recent update by the Department of Justice released in December.
Although Trump has alluded to running in the 2024 elections during his many rallies since the start of the year, the former President has avoided an outright declaration that he would be running for President in 2024 going as far as declining to make comments on the matter.