VIDEO: Liz Cheney lashes out at DeSantis for Jan. 6 pardon promise

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Former Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) on Thursday appeared to criticize Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) for saying he’ll consider pardoning Jan. 6 defendants if elected president, arguing that anyone with such plans “is not qualified” for the White House.

“Any candidate who says they will pardon Jan. 6 defendants is not qualified to be President,” Cheney wrote on Twitter.

DeSantis, who launched his 2024 campaign on Wednesday, said Thursday that he would consider “on day one” pardoning defendants connected to the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol if he won the Oval Office.

DeSantis was asked on the “The Clay Travis & Buck Sexton Show” on Thursday whether he’ll consider pardoning the January 6 defendants, including former President Donald Trump if charges are pressed against him, should he win the presidency.

“The DOJ and the FBI have been weaponized,” DeSantis responded, noting that they have been going after parents at school board meetings and pro-life demonstrators, but fail to go after those on the left.

“On day one, I will have folks that will get together and look at all these cases where people are victims of weaponization or political targeting, and we will be aggressive in issuing pardons,” DeSantis vowed.


Cheney, who was ousted from Congress in a landslide defeat in the November 2022 election because of her participation on the January 6 Committee, lashed out at DeSantis.

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