Ron DeSantis (R), now a 2024 presidential candidate, didn’t rule out pardoning Jan. 6 rioters and even his biggest political rival at the moment, former President Donald Trump, in an interview Thursday with a right-wing media personality. “They don’t get prosecuted at all, that is uneven application of justice,” DeSantis said. The question shows how Jan. 6 pardons will become a litmus test for the 2024 Republican presidential field. Unlike DeSantis, Trump has vowed to pardon “a large portion” of the people convicted of crimes related to Jan. 6. DeSantis, a former federal prosecutor, was on a conservative media blitz Thursday following the announcement of his presidential campaign last night on Twitter Spaces.
Source: Huffington Post May 25, 2023 23:57 UTC