A survey of American public opinion led to riots at the Capitol two weeks before President Donald Trump left office, businessman and Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy says.
Former Fox News reporter Tucker Carson asked Ramaswamy about what happened on January 6, 2021, during an interview Friday in Des Moines, Iowa, at the Family Leadership Conference, a Christian conference focused on addressing the biggest political issues facing America.
During the 26-minute interview, Carlson encouraged the presidential candidate and businessman to share his thoughts on the day Trump supporters forced their way into the Capitol. At that time, a joint session of Congress was discussing the certification of the Electoral College results of Nov. The previous 3 polls showed that former President Joe Biden defeated Trump.
“You want to know what caused it January 6, [it was] more screening in the country by January 6,” Ramaswamy, 37, said. “When you tell people in this country they can’t talk, the more they scream. You tell people they can’t scream, the more they drop things.”
When the government tells Americans not to suspect the source of the COVID-19 virus, orders Americans to get vaccinated or lose their jobs, and allows violent protests and riots in the streets during lockdowns, he said, “that’s leading to a full year of telling people.” that you must shut up, sit down, and do as you are told.”
“Then you tell them, OK, there was an election where you didn’t hear what you needed, like the issue of Hunter Biden’s laptop being real and suppressed. That’s what led to January 6, and it’s being highlighted in this country,” Ramaswamy told Carlson.
In the weeks leading up to the 2020 election, Twitter, Facebook, and other social media companies have banned sharing what the New York Post reported was the contents of the abandoned laptop belonging to the President’s son. Social media has also highlighted views on COVID-19 and others that challenge their views.
Those who are “pushing for censorship,” Carlson said, “almost everyone in both parties, especially the Democratic Party, say they’re doing it to protect democracy. But how can you have a democracy with censorship?”
“The best measure of the health of our American democracy or constitutional republic is the number of people who feel free to speak their minds in public,” he said. Ramaswamy replied.
Ramaswamy, who in 2014 founded the biopharmaceutical company Roivant Sciences, became the founder and chief executive of Strive Asset Management in 2021.
During his presidential campaign, Ramaswamy said, he tried to live up to his beliefs about freedom, telling audiences the story of a woman who entered his campaign rallies screaming. The chosen one decided to give him the microphone and listen to what he had to say, but he knew that they were very close.
In these and other situations, the businessman said, he found that Americans are much smaller than he thought.
The division facing America is not between Republicans and Democrats, but between “those who are pro-American” and those who are “anti-American,” Ramaswamy said. If the world is divided in this way, he added, many are in favor of America.
“It’s easy 80/20 in our favor,” Ramaswamy told Carlson.
Many of Ramaswamy’s comments in his conversation with Carlson focused on the need to recognize what Americans have in common.
Ramaswamy, who is from India, said those on the Left who say America is suffering because of racism are blowing “wake smoke.”
“They’re going to say math is discrimination when, you know, what would be wrong is not teaching inner-city kids for a year under the COVID Lockdowns how to do math,” he said. “Then they use this [racism charge] to hide their failure.”
Since starting his campaign in February and speaking to voters across the country, Ramaswamy said, he has noticed that Americans are not as divided as many are.
“I think we have an opportunity to do in this country in 2024 what Ronald Reagan did in 1980: Give a majority vote. [and] calling fools to the stage,” he said.
As a young president, Ramaswamy said, he feels called to reach out to the youth. That’s why we’re running on colleges in this country, and I believe what I see.
In addition to Ramaswamy, Carlson interviewed six Republican presidential candidates at Friday’s rally: His. Tim Scott, RS.C.; former Gov. Arkansas Asa Hutchinson; Vice President Mike Pence; former UN Ambassador and Gov. South Carolina Nikki Haley; and Gov. Florida Ron DeSantis.
The meeting was Carlson’s first public address since Fox News suddenly terminated his most popular show, “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” in April.
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