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On Saturday, news broke that Republican Presidential Candidate Vivek Ramaswamy was “open” to pardoning members of the Biden family. On Sunday, he appeared to have backtracked from that.
On Saturday, the New York Post reported that Ramaswamy told them that “After the I am leading the great revival. After we have shut down the FBI, after we have refurbished the Department of Justice, after we have systemically pardoned anyone who was a victim of a political motivated persecution — from Donald Trump and peaceful January 6 protests — then I would be open to evaluating pardons for members of the Biden family in the interest of moving the nation forward.”
“It is a broad theme of this candidacy, leading us to a national renewal rather than a national divorce. It’s part of a broader vision of an American revitalization,” he added.
On Sunday, Vivek began to backtrack from the idea of a potential pardon of members of the Biden family. He tweeted: “I respect my competitors in this GOP primary, but it’s deeply disappointing to see some of their teams – more precisely, their Super PACs – spew so many lies in response to our momentum. No, I don’t have any plans to pardon Hunter Biden. It’s planted trash. When you strike the swamp, the swamp strikes back.”
Also on Sunday, Vivek went on Fox News and said that he was “misquoted” but clarified that if elected, he wouldn’t be focused on prosecuting Joe Biden, but focused on things like stimulating the economy, ending the war in Ukraine and declaring independence from China. He said “That is how we win as one nation”. Vivek added “There can be no reconciliation without truth” and that we need to get to the bottom of the (alleged) crimes from the Biden family first.
It is unclear which campaign Super Pacs Vivek was referring to or which of the Biden family members he was open to pardoning.