Former President Donald Trump said on Saturday, Jan. 29, that if he runs and wins the White House again, he will give fair treatment to those who have been charged and sentenced in their connection to the Jan. 6 protest at the U.S. Capitol.
Speaking at a Save America Rally in Conroe, Texas, Trump said that the protesters had been maltreated and promised to pardon them, according to a video tweet shared by RSBN.
“If I run and if I win, we will treat those people from January 6 fairly. We will treat them fairly,” Trump said.
“And if it requires pardons, we will give them pardons. Because they are being treated so unfairly.”
According to Business Insider, more than 760 people have been charged in the Capitol riot so far.
Trump criticized the sentences and prison conditions that the Jan. 6 Select Committee brought against the rioters in the 2021 U.S. Capitol attack.
“This hasn’t happened to all of the other atrocities that took place recently. Nothing like this has happened. What that ‘unselect’ committee is doing and what the people are doing that are running those prisons, it’s a disgrace,” Trump said.
During his speech, Trump still did not officially announce a bid for his reelection campaign but pledged “to take back the White House.”
“In 2024, we are going to take back that beautiful, beautiful house that happens to be white, that is so magnificent, and that we all love. We are going to take back the White House,” the former president said.