Ramaswamy Continuing To Position Himself Politically, Now Pledges To Pardon Trump If Elected
WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) – It has been noted by political talking heads that with Donald Trump polling ahead for the Republican Party’s 2024 presidential nomination, others in the fray, who have no chance of winning, sing his praises so there is a chance of being included in the cabinet in the event Trump does win.
Several politicians from Arizona to Florida sent out strong statements in Trump’s favor after the Department of Justice (DOJ) charged Trump with a 37-count indictment, accusing the former President of risking sensitive security secrets after leaving office in 2021.
Trump is the first former American President to face federal charges, which include willful retention of national defense information, conspiracy to obstruct justice, withholding a document or record, corruptly concealing a document or a record, concealing a document in a federal investigation, a scheme to conceal, and making false statements and representations.
Vivek Ramaswamy, also running for the GOP nomination has now vowed to “promptly” pardon indicted former President Donald Trump if elected to the White House next year. “It would be much easier for me to win this election if Trump weren’t in the race, but I stand for principles over politics. I commit to pardon Trump promptly on January 20, 2025, and to restore the rule of law in our country,” he tweeted.
Trump had praised fellow candidate Ramaswamy after the political newbie polled even with former Vice President Mike Pence in a survey last month.
In an interview to The New York Post, Ramaswamy also heaped praises on Trump, saying that the former president “sets a high bar”.
Asserting that there are also serious legal questions about the President’s power to declassify documents, Ramaswamy called the move by the DOJ in charging Trump as “hypocritical”.
Apart from Ramaswamy, fellow Republican candidate and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis slammed the indictment, saying that there had been what he called double standards in issuing charges.