Vivek Ramaswamy Reiterates Vow To Withdraw From ME, CO
WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) – Coming out firmly in support of his Republican presidential rival candidate Donald Trump, Vivek Ramaswamy has reiterated that he will withdraw from the ballot in states that remove the former President from running in the primaries.
Ramaswamy’s vow came after Colorado and Maine barred Trump recently from running in the state’s presidential primary for his role in the January 6, 2021, US Capitol riot.
They ruled that Trump engaged in “insurrection” when he spread claims about voter fraud in the 2020 election, and instigated supporters to march on the Capitol to stop lawmakers from certifying the vote.
In an interview on News Nation Prime on January 1, Ramaswamy said his goal was to “nullify” Maine and Colorado by boycotting their elections, The Hill reported.
“… Look, it wasn’t in protest. I’m a very practical person. I think that it was deeply unconstitutional and wrong for one individual secretary of state, without any trial or procedure or anything else, just to decide and wake up one day Donald Trump’s not on the ballot.” the tech entrepreneur said.
“If they’re going to behave in that unconstitutional way, the Republican candidates can stop this form of election interference. So, I said I would remove my name from those ballots, and I called on the other Republicans in the race to do the same thing,” Ramaswamy said.
“Now, the others have been sidestepping the issue, have been radio silent on it,” Ramaswamy told News Nation Prime, referring to other Republican candidates in the presidential race.