Consider the following sequence of events:1. On January 6, 2021– during a pro-Trump mob’s brutal assault on hundreds of police officers protecting the U.S. Capitol, members of Congress and their staffs– Congressman Cline posted on his Facebook page:
2. As recently as last July, Cline delivered a speech to a Conservative Political Action Conference in Dallas, in which he referred to “our great President Donald J. Trump.” Every indication is that if Trump runs for President in 2024, he will have Cline’s enthusiastic support.
3. At a Saturday rally in Texas, Trump said, “If I run, and if I win, we will treat those people from Jan. 6 fairly. And if it requires pardons, we will give them pardons. Because they are being treated so unfairly.”
So Congressman: Are you OK with the “great” Donald J. Trump promising pardons to the people you said deserved to be prosecuted to the the fullest extent of the law?