(TargetLiberty.org) – Republican presidential candidate and successful entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy has unequivocally pledged to extend a prompt pardon to former President Trump if he secures the presidency. In a passionate and resolute statement, Ramaswamy took to Twitter shortly after news broke of Trump’s impending federal indictment, highlighting the potential advantage of Trump’s absence in the race. However, he emphasized that his decision was guided by unwavering principles rather than political expediency. Ramaswamy affirmed his commitment to bestow a pardon upon Trump on January 20, 2025, with the aim of reinstating the core tenets of the rule of law.
Trump’s disclosure on his Truth Social platform, announcing his forthcoming indictment in the classified documents investigation overseen by special counsel Jack Smith, served as the catalyst for Ramaswamy’s public declaration. The former president labeled the event a “dark day” in U.S. history and revealed his summons to appear in federal court on Tuesday, further fueling the speculation surrounding his legal troubles.
In addition to addressing the specific case involving Trump, Ramaswamy seized the opportunity to elaborate on his concerns regarding the existence of what he referred to as “two tiers of justice” within the current American judicial system. This perspective has gained traction among several Republicans who assert that President Biden has injected partisan politics into the functioning of the Department of Justice, coercing its officials to target his political adversaries.
Ramaswamy, in his comprehensive statement, expressed deep skepticism about the notion that a U.S. president would deputize the Department of Justice to prosecute their leading opponent in a presidential election. He passionately argued that such a scenario would erode the very foundations of the nation, potentially leading it down a dangerous path towards resembling a “banana republic.” To him, the risk of a single political party exploiting its position of authority to selectively target and persecute political rivals is a dire threat to the integrity of the American democratic system.
Drawing upon the principles of fairness, justice, and the preservation of democratic values, Ramaswamy firmly stated his unwavering commitment to upholding the rule of law and ensuring equal treatment under the legal system. By vowing to pardon Trump if elected president, he aimed to send a powerful message that political vendettas and the manipulation of justice should never undermine the fundamental principles upon which the United States was founded.
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