Vivek Ramaswamy speaking with attendees at the 2022 AmericaFest at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona.. Gage Skidmore.
Vivek Ramaswamy speaking with attendees at the 2022 AmericaFest at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona.. Gage Skidmore.

Ramaswamy on America’s Civic Health Amid Trump’s Indictment

In a recent conversation with Fox News host Laura Ingraham, 2024 GOP presidential hopeful Vivek Ramaswamy voiced his concerns over the latest indictment against former President Trump.

“I think this is shameful, Laura. This is an indictment not of Donald Trump but of our national civic health. That we have gotten to a place where we have a party in power that will use any charge in any jurisdiction, four at the same time, in the middle of an election designed, mark my words, to stop their lead political rival currently from running.

And I’m saying this coming out of a debate last night that went very well, in many national polls I’m now in second. It would be easier for me if my competitor in this primary, Donald Trump, were eliminated from the competition. But that is not how I want to win. That is not grounded in principle.”

Ramaswamy emphasized that the current party in power seems determined to hinder their chief political opponent from running in the election through repeated indictments.

Despite his rising popularity in national polls, ranking second in many, Ramaswamy emphasized that the potential elimination of Trump, his main competitor, is not the manner in which he wishes to prevail. Cautioning about the precarious path America currently treads Ramaswamy commented:

“We are skating on thin ice as a country right now, Laura. And I think this takes us one step further in the wrong direction. We have to stand on the side of principle, not politics. That goes for everybody in this G.O.P. primary. And I have been vocal for a reason.”

Laura Ingraham highlighted Ramaswamy’s sudden surge in political prominence, noting his current positioning in polls close to the top, often just behind DeSantis. She remarked,

“Nobody knew who you were five minutes ago, I know who you are because of your book and we have done so many interviews over the years, I have known you.

Our viewers are still getting to know you and, yet, you are number two and three in these polls. “The Washington Post” put you at finishing second behind Desantis last night. But, you and Desantis combined are at 55%. All six of the other candidates on stage together, combined, didn’t beat You and DeSantis, that’s pretty stunning.”

Ramaswamy believes that open debates reveal vital ideological distinctions within the GOP, thus fortifying both the party and the nation. He emphasized the collective endeavor required for national revitalization, calling for a conservative renaissance that goes beyond mere criticism of progressive agendas and provides a clear, forward-looking vision grounded in individualism, family values, nationalism, and faith, saying:

“I think the debate was really useful last night. It smokes out real ideological differences in the G.O.P. That’s going to make the party and the country stronger. That was a successful evening.

The reality for me, Laura, is that even though we had some, what I would call banter on the basketball court last night, I still view the other people on that stage as colleagues in our national revival. I expect to be the next president. I expect to win in a landslide.

But I will require, respectfully, each of those people to play their respectful roles in our national revival, as well in some way, because this is a team sport. And you brought this up earlier. It’s not the job of the U.S. President to automatically bring back faith in the country. But I do think it’s an important point to pause on where the left feeds our vacuum of purpose with race, gender, sexuality, climate.

I do think we as conservatives need to now level up. So we are not just criticizing that agenda but offer an actual vision of our own: individual, family, nation, God. I’m leading the way on that but I’m going to need the other people on that stage to play their part in revival, too.”

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