In light of the recent allegations against former President Trump, Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy has reaffirmed his support for a potential pardon.
As part of a dispute regarding preserving confidential materials, Trump is accused of attempting to remove video from security cameras at Mar-a-Lago.
The biotech tycoon and entrepreneur Ramaswamy reaffirmed his support for a pardon for Trump during an interview with CNN’s Kasie Hunt on State of the Union. After the former president was hit with 37 felony charges related to the secret materials case, the presidential hopeful reiterated his commitment to pardon Trump if he is convicted of crimes.
When it became clear that security camera material would be subpoenaed, three more counts related to an alleged effort to delete the tape in concert with workers were added to the unsealed indictment last week. Trump, the leader in the Republican primaries for president in 2024, is facing 40 allegations in total. Trump claims no obstruction case can be made because the tapes were not deleted.
As a potential future president, Ramaswamy says the correct action drives our nation forward. Ramaswamy noted that pardoning the former president of the United States from what is a politically motivated prosecution is one of the proper ways to move forward.
He completely disagrees with the U.S. Department of Justice’s accusations. On January 20, 2025, President Trump will face federal charges, and he has pledged to pardon him immediately. Ramaswamy wrote to all his major rivals, saying, “I kindly ask that you join me in this commitment or provide a public explanation for your refusal.”
Ramaswamy said he does not believe in pursuing a “process crime” like the new allegations against Trump without prosecuting the underlying crime.
Trump is not alone in this. This is how he sees the American judicial system operate.