Vivek Ramaswamy Ok With Capitol Chaos
“The point of removing the House Speaker was to sow chaos. That’s what the critics of Matt Gaetz and everybody else are saying,” Ramaswamy said on October 3 in a video message. “And my advice to the people who voted to remove him should own it,” he added.
The mutiny, led by Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), came days after McCarthy averted a government shutdown by putting a stopgap measure on the floor that garnered Democratic support — a move that infuriated hardline Republicans.
“But the real question to ask, to get to the bottom of it, is whether chaos is really such a bad thing? Admit it. There was no better plan of action for who was going to fill that Speaker role. So, was the point to sow chaos? Yes, it was. But the real question to ask, to get to the bottom of it, is whether chaos is really such a bad thing?”,” Ramaswamy said further.
Republicans, according to Ramaswamy, a political outsider who ran his campaign on challenging the established order, have more pressing concerns than who will be the next Speaker.