Rising Ramaswamy combats so-called controversial statements ahead of debate

by ian

With the Republican Primary debate right around the corner, biotech entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy will have a chance to directly address many of his ideas for the Oval Office. However, some of his statements have already garnered unwanted attention.

One big issue that Ramaswamy has had to address deals with China and Taiwan. Ramaswamy believes that it is imperative for the United States to achieve “semiconductor independence” from Taiwan, and that it shouldn’t be involved in foreign territorial disputes after that point.

He has also received unwanted attention when he said that the U.S. should stop sending Israel $3 billion dollars a year in military aid after the current package expires in 2028. Ramaswamy’s reason for doing so is not disdain for the Israeli nation, however. He told the Washington Free Beacon:

If we’re successful, the true mark of success for the U.S., and for Israel, will be to get to a 2028 where Israel is so strongly standing on its own two feet, integrated into the economic and security infrastructure of the rest of the Middle East, that it will not require and be dependent on that same level of historical aid or commitment from the U.S.”

More recently, Ramaswamy has found himself in the middle of a controversy stemming from comments related to the September 11th twin towers attack.

In an interview with The Atlantic, Ramaswamy was supposedly asked about the possibility of undercover agents that may have been involved in the January 6th riot. He said that is something that should at least be looked into and asked about.

To prove his point, he reportedly compared such an investigation to a question of whether or not federal agents could have been on the planes that hit the twin towers. He said there’s no reason to believe there were, but that should still “be an answer the public knows the answer to.”

Many on social media didn’t take kindly to this comparison, with one person even calling for his disqualification over the matter.

Ramaswamy has made previous waves with talk of 9/11. He’s also said he didn’t trust everything that the government has unveiled on the issue.

Regardless of how these comments are taken, he will likely have a chance to briefly address many of his foreign and domestic policy stances during the GOP debate.

Ramaswamy will get to go head-to-head with other prominent Republican figures such as Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley.

Former President Donald Trump, the current favorite, has already announced he is skipping the event. Despite Trump’s extreme gravitational pull in the Republican Party, his missing out may prove to be a bane for him as debate host Fox News limits media room attendance only to those who have qualified and are participating in the event.

Trump supporters who planned on going and milling about the media room will no longer be able to do so.