Trump says he’ll treat Jan. 6 rioters ‘fairly’ if reelected: ‘If it requires pardons, we will give them pardons’

Former President Donald Trump said during a rally in Texas on Saturday that he would consider pardoning those charged in connection with the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, saying he would treat them “fairly” if he were reelected.

At Saturday’s rally in Conroe, Tex., Trump said, “If I run, and if I win, we will treat those people from Jan. 6 fairly.”

“And if it requires pardons, we will give them pardons,” he continued. “Because they are being treated so unfairly.”

The Jan. 6 insurrection saw thousands of Trump supporters storm the U.S. Capitol in an attempt to prevent Congress from certifying the results of the 2020 election, which the former president and his allies have falsely claimed was rigged.

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