Presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy has voiced his commitment to facing Donald Trump in the Republican primary debate, even in light of Trump’s recent indictment.
Ramaswamy made this declaration during a town hall event with NewsNation, where he emphasized his dedication to winning the election through the people’s choice, rather than allowing legal challenges to interfere with the democratic process.
Ramaswamy, a biotech millionaire, placed Trump’s indictment within the context of preceding legal actions and described them as “politicized persecutions through prosecution.” He maintained that such actions should not undermine the democratic principles that guide elections in the United States.
The candidate acknowledged the challenge of competing against Trump, who remains a favored figure among many conservatives.
Despite this, Ramaswamy is steadily gaining traction in the polls, with recent surveys placing him in third place for the presidential nomination, behind front-runner Trump and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.
In addressing his stance on Trump, Ramaswamy affirmed his intention to consult Trump as an adviser if he were to become president in 2024. He praised Trump’s past presidency, stating, “I think Trump was an excellent president.”
While Ramaswamy’s poll numbers have experienced a significant increase since the early months of his campaign, he still trails behind Trump and DeSantis.
However, his growing support indicates a potential shift within the Republican primary race..