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Republicans Who Asked Trump for Pardons

  • At least 9 Republicans from the Trump Administration and U.S. House of Representatives, among others, reached out to Trump for Presidential Pardons 

Hearing testimony of top GOP members seeking pardons 

These Republicans inquired about pardons from President Trump before, during, and after January 6th, 2021, for their roles in attempting to overturn the 2020 election results. 


From the House: 

  • Mo Brooks of Alabama (Republican) 

  • Matt Gaetz of Florida (Republican) 

  • Andy Biggs of Arizona (Republican) 

  • Louie Gohmert of Texas (Republican) 

  • Scott Perry of Pennsylvania (Republican) 

  • Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia (Republican) 


Rep. Jim Jordan did not directly request a pardon, but according to testimony from Cassidy Hutchinson, he did inquire if Trump would give pardons to members of Congress. 


From the Administration:


In a January 11, 2021 email sent to former Oval Operations coordinator Molly Michael, Mo Brooks recommended that Trump issue pardons for himself, Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz, and “every Congressman and Senator who voted to reject the electoral college vote submissions of Arizona and Pennsylvania.” A total of 147 Republicans voted to reject the electoral college vote submissions of Arizona and Pennsylvania.


Other: Dinesh D’Souza, who was convicted for election fraud in 2014, was pardoned by Trump in 2018. He has since released a debunked documentary, “2000 Mules,” alleging fraud helped Biden win the 2020 election. 

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