During an interview with NBC News on Thursday, Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis was perplexed when asked whether he would pardon Hunter Biden as president.
NBC’s Dasha Burns questioned DeSantis regarding his previous remarks suggesting he might be willing to grant a possible pardon to former President Trump.
Trump, who is charged with two federal indictments and two rounds of state-level charges related to his handling of classified documents and his alleged involvement prior to the events of January 6, is scheduled to stand trial later this year.
As an illustration of how pardoning Trump could help advance the nation forward, the Republican candidate cited the pardoning of Richard Nixon by former President Ford, who was ousted, as a means to mend the nation.
Burns subsequently attempted to inquire whether he would request that Republican legislators cease their investigation into President Biden.
“So heal the country when it comes to Trump, but not when it comes to Biden. What about Hunter Biden, would you pardon him?” Burns replied.
“Why?” DeSantis asked before declaring “No!”
“Same question — I mean, in the spirit of healing the country and moving forward,” Burns said.
“Those are not the same things. You have a current administration that is prosecuting the former president. That is not the same thing as a Hunter Biden prosecution. Hunter Biden was not one of the leaders of the opposition political party. So when you have that, that is not healthy for this country to be doing that.” DeSantis concluded.
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