(FixThisNation.com) – On Sunday, 2024 Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy stated that while former President Donald Trump had not made the correct judgment on Jan. 6, 2021, during the Capitol Riot, that did not equal a crime.
In the interview on “Fox News Sunday” with Shannon Breams he argued that throughout his campaign he has consistently judged Trump on different decisions he made. He added that this was part of the reason he had placed a bid for the White House because in his opinion he could make different and potentially better judgments that would help the country.
However, as he pointed out, making a “bad judgment” and committing a crime are not the same thing. He added that confusing the two could actually set a dangerous precedent for the country. As he said he did not want to see the U.S. become a “banana republic” where the ruling party was abusing its political power in order to arrest all of its political opposition.
Ramaswamy has both criticized and defended Trump and his actions during his campaign. He has been particularly supportive of Trump in relation to the legal cases that the former President is currently facing both in New York and by the Department of Justice.
After it was announced that Trump would be federally indicted over his alleged mishandling of classified documents, Ramaswamy not only pledged to pardon Trump if he wins the 2024 presidential election, but he also stated that all Republican candidates should make a similar pledge just in case they win.
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