Kristi Noem: ‘They Should Be Pardoned!’ (Video)

Kristi Noem

( – In a proposition that makes a lot of sense to millions of Americans, popular South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem, previously considered a potential candidate for the Republican vice-presidential nomination, has posited that many of the individuals implicated in the January 6, 2021, events at the US Capitol deserve to be pardoned.

See the video of Noem’s comments in the tweet below!

She argued that there should be individual assessment regarding pardons to mitigate the risk of similar events occurring in the future, The Guardian reports.

“Each of those situations needs to be looked at separately,” Noem articulated during her appearance on NBC’s Meet the Press on Sunday.

“What I have been very clear about is that we don’t want to see another January 6 again. Nobody in this country wants to see another day like that again,” she emphasized further.

The Governor of South Dakota has also publicly supported Donald Trump’s commitment to issue presidential pardons to those accused or convicted in relation to the Capitol breach, which ensued following his electoral defeat to Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential race.

Trump, the former Republican president, has contemplated pardons for roughly 1,186 defendants should he secure a second presidential term in the anticipated rematch against Biden this November.

He has proclaimed that one of his initial acts upon returning to office would be to release those jailed or imprisoned from the January 6 events, referring to them as “hostages.”

Noem argued that such pardons should be “based on his prerogative and his decision when he looks at those cases”.

“Each of those individuals needs to be looked at separately, as far as what their role was and what was happening in that situation,” she reiterated.

Despite Noem’s stance, some political commentators remain skeptical.

Aaron Rupar of Public Notice criticized her comments as “completely incoherent stuff from Kristi Noem on Meet the Press.”

The report points out that Noem’s popularity has waned following a controversial segment in her book No Going Back, where she recounts her decision to kill a hunting dog that, in her view, failed to hunt and posed a danger to her family.

This incident significantly impacted her chances of being selected as Trump’s vice-presidential running mate.

He has indicated that his choice for vice-president will likely be revealed during his televised debate with Biden in Atlanta, despite CNN’s agreement with both campaigns to exclude a live audience from the event.

Noem disclosed that she has not yet received any formal indication from the Trump campaign regarding her potential vice-presidential candidacy.

However, she shared that she had “conversations with the president, and I know that he is the only one who will be making the decisions on who will be his vice-president.”

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