Republican presidential aspirant Vivek Ramaswamy stated on Sunday that whereas he expects to change into the celebration’s nominee for the November 2024 US elections, however will vote for Donald Trump if the previous president secures the nomination.
Showing on a Sunday discuss present, the 38-year-old Indian American entrepreneur additionally expressed his intention to pardon Trump, who at the moment faces an array of authorized challenges, ought to he be elected as President of america.
If Donald Trump’s the nominee — sure, I’ll assist him, and if I am the president, sure, I’ll pardon him as a result of that can assist reunite the nation. However it’s not a very powerful factor I will do as the subsequent president. It’s the desk stakes for transferring this nation ahead, Ramaswamy informed ABC information.
Following his spectacular efficiency within the inaugural Republican major presidential debate final month, Ramaswamy, an entrepreneur-turned-politician, has skilled a surge in reputation, competing alongside fellow Indian American rival Nikki Haley, the previous Governor of South Carolina.
Ramaswamy is notably the only real Republican presidential hopeful to overtly endorse Trump, who’s dealing with a number of fees and is at the moment out on bail, and his ‘America First’ insurance policies, together with stances on points like local weather change.
My backside line is that I’ll vote for the one who I believe is greatest positioned to maneuver this nation ahead. I don’t assume that is Joe Biden. I don’t assume that’s whichever different puppet, Kamala Harris or anyone else, that they roll out after Joe Biden, he stated.
Ramaswamy stated whereas he could have disagreements with a number of of his Republican counterparts on varied points, he firmly believes that any of them could be simpler than Biden or Harris in steering the US in the direction of progress.
“That’s my arbitrator once I forged my vote for who the subsequent president is — who’s going to serve the pursuits of the American folks? That is not some type of dedication pushed by vengeance or grievance. It’s pushed by a dedication to our function as residents of this nation.
That is what we have to revive in america, our civic spirit, remembering that even the ‘America First’ motion is greater than Donald Trump. It’s greater than me. It’s greater than one political candidate,” he stated.
Ramaswamy stated the ‘America First’ motion belongs to the folks of the US, the identical individuals who nonetheless retain the ability to elect their subsequent president, and he goals to protect this method somewhat than see it changed by a federal police state figuring out the nation’s management, “and I stand by that with out apology.
Ramaswamy stated he’s within the US presidential race as a result of he expects to be the Republican nominee and lead the nation ahead.
The Indian American candidate reiterated his opinion that lots of the fees in opposition to Trump are politically motivated that set a detrimental precedent for america.
I don’t wish to see us change into a banana republic the place the executive police state makes use of police drive to remove opponents from competitors. That is not the way in which it really works, he stated.