Ron DeSantis says he would consider pardoning Trump for Jan. 6
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Republican presidential candidate Ron DeSantis (FL) confirmed on Thursday that he would consider pardoning former President Donald Trump for any charges stemming from the attempt to overthrow the 2020 election on Jan. 6, 2021.

During an interview on The Clay Travis & Buck Sexton Show, DeSantis was asked if he would consider pardons for Trump and other Jan. 6 defendants.

"What I'm going to do is I'm going to do on day one, I will have folks that will get together and look at all these cases who people are victims of weaponization or political targeting, and we will be aggressive at issuing pardons," DeSantis promised.

"Now some of these cases, some people may have a technical violation of the law, but if there are three other people who did the same thing, but just in a context like BLM and they don't get prosecuted at all, that is uneven application of justice."

"We're going to find examples where we have governments [have] been weaponized against disfavored groups, and we will apply relief as appropriate," he added.

Sexton pressed the candidate about a pardon for Trump.

"And that could be from a grandma who got arrested and prosecuted too much all the way up to potentially Trump himself?" he wondered.

"I would say any example of disfavored treatment based on politics or weaponization would be included in that review, no matter how small or how big," DeSantis confirmed.

Listen to the audio clip at this link.