THE 4PM POLL: Should Trump Pardon Jan. 6 Participants? Former President Donald Trump suggested at a Texas rally Saturday that if reelected, he might pardon people associated with the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. Should people associated with the Capitol riot be pardoned? Yes. They all deserve to be pardoned. No. We have to uphold the rule of law. Some people who’ve been convicted deserve pardons, but others don’t. It’s too soon to say. Let’s see how the legal process plays out.