Vivek Ramaswamy, candidate for the Republican candidacy for the presidential elections next year, He came out in defense of his fellow party member Donald Trump, who, among other accusations against him, is facing an investigation related to the Capitol Hill protests that erupted on January 6, 2021.
During an interview with the Fox network, the 37-year-old businessman said he did not agree that the former president is being prosecuted with the aim of removing him from the electoral contest.
“I don’t want us to become some kind of banana republic where the ruling party uses police force to arrest their political opponents,” he said.
Although he is clear that the possible absence of Trump in the process to designate the Republican candidate would benefit his campaign, Ramaswamy is clear that marginalizing the 77-year-old New Yorker would affect the image of the country.
“Now that I’m third in the national polls, in my own self-interest it would be much easier for me to win this election if Trump was the underdog, if Trump were removed by the federal state administrative police. But that is not the right thing for the country, ”he indicated.
In fact, a survey carried out by Harvard Harris indicates that Donald Trump dominates in the race to achieve the Republican candidacy, this because he has 52% of voting intentions.
However, if they left him out of the electoral process Ron DeSantis would have 29% of Republican support, followed by Ramaswamy with 19%.
The appeal of this scenario is that while the Florida governor’s campaign appears to have stagnated and even declined, the biotech entrepreneur’s is heading up, giving him some degree of hope of winning the nomination.
In this sense, The candidate, originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, noted that he did not decide to participate in politics to fight against any particular adversary but because of his “vision of what it means to be an American.”
“We don’t want a super puppet PAC. We want an independent voice and a patriot who really tells the truth. That is what I am bringing to the race,” he emphasized.
Finally, Ramaswamy indicated that breaking the alliance between China and Russia is a priority in his foreign policy plan, as this affects US interests.
“To me, the main interest of the United States is to disarm the alliance between China and Russia, which ends the Ukraine war, which prevents us from having to finance another hundreds of billions of dollars to protect someone else’s border that we could be using to protect our own border. And more importantly, this is how we also discourage Xi Jinping from going after Taiwan,” he stressed.
Source: La Opinion