Vivek Ramaswamy challenges political rivals to pardon Trump
Trump had been indicted on federal charges earlier this month, that accused him of retaining classified government documents after leaving the White House
Jun 19, 2023
Indian-American Republican presidential candidate, Vivek Ramaswamy, has doubled downed on his commitment to pardon former President Donald Trump, if elected to the oval office. Going a step ahead, he has called upon all of his opponents in the presidential race, regardless of their political affiliations, to make the same vow or explain their opposition if they do not.
“I challenge every US Presidential candidate to join me in standing for TRUTH. Commit to pardon Donald Trump for these federal charges on Day 1, or explain why you won’t,” his tweet letter to every campaigner in the presidential race read. Mike Pence, Nikki Haley, Larry Elder, Marianne Williamson, RFK Jr., Ron DeSantis, Chris Christie, Doug Burgum, Perry Johnson, and others have been sent the letter.
Trump had been indicted on federal charges earlier this month, that accused him of retaining classified government documents after leaving the White House and later conspiring to obstruct a federal probe of the matter.
Condemning the charges against the former President, Ramaswamy's wrote, “If President Trump is prosecuted in a manner that effectively prevents him from running, this will permanently damage public trust in our electoral process and our justice system.”
“Whoever among us is elected, our job of reuniting the nation will become daunting – if not impossible,” he asserted in the letter.
The 37-year-old further explained that It is going to be difficult for these candidates, as it was for him, to sign the commitment. The reason, he stated, was the donor class that was telling candidates to stay as far away as possible from the indictment. For those new to the term, the donor class is made up of the rich and elite with the means and inclination to influence the outcomes of congressional races from behind the scenes.