Former US president, Donald Trump has claimed his supporters who were jailed for the January 6, 2021 capitol hill insurrection were being treated ‘unfairly’ and would be pardoned from serving jail time of he wins election in 2024.
Trump while teasing a potential 2024 presidential bid during a campaign-style rally in Texas on Saturday evening, January 29, claimed that his supporters who broke into the Capitol last year are being treated ‘unfairly’ by President Joe Biden.
‘If I run, and if I win, we will treat those people from January 6 fairly. We will treat them fairly,’ he said to enthusiastic applause.
‘If that requires pardons, we will give them pardons, because they are being treated so unfairly.’.
He also took aim at the Democrat-led House committee investigating the riot before turning his anger back to how the detainees are being treated.
‘This hasn’t happened to all of the other atrocities that took place recently, what that un-select committee is doing and what the people are doing who are running those prisons — it’s a disgrace,’ Trump said.
’We will treat them fairly and we will take care of the people of this country.’
Over the last 12 months, the Department Of Justice has charged hundreds of people in connection with the insurrection.
Trump’s allies in Congress like Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia and Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida have alleged that the rioters have suffered poor treatment and have referred to them as ‘political prisoners.’
Trump made money from his Conroe rally, hosting a $100,000 per couple lunch and a second fundraiser on Saturday before he took the stage.
The businessman charged couples $100,000 to join him and Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick for lunch in Houston, at an undisclosed location.