Trump’s MAGA Veepstakes: Far-Right Conspiracy Theorist Vivek Ramaswamy Brings Extreme MAGA Agenda to North Carolina

As Trump VP contender Vivek Ramaswamy speaks at the North Carolina GOP convention this weekend, DNC spokesperson Aida Ross released the following statement: 

“Vivek Ramaswamy is a far-right conspiracy theorist who is desperately vying to be Donald Trump’s running mate by peddling hateful rhetoric and pushing Trump’s toxic MAGA agenda. When he’s not spreading dangerous lies about 9/11, Ramaswamy is supporting Trump’s cruel abortion bans, calling to end the constitutional right to birthright citizenship, and pushing Trump’s cruel and inhumane immigration agenda. The North Carolina GOP’s decision to give  Ramaswamy a headliner speaking slot at their convention just underlines how far Republicans have fallen under Trump’s MAGA takeover of the party.”

Vivek Ramaswamy is an out-of-touch extremist who has repeatedly entertained dangerous 9/11 conspiracy theories.

Politico: “Ramaswamy: I ‘don’t believe’ the 9/11 Commission report”

NBC News: “Vivek Ramaswamy suggests ‘the truth’ about 9/11 is still unknown”

Fox News: “Vivek Ramaswamy on 9/11: ‘I don’t believe the government has told us the truth’”

NBC News: “While visiting the Sept. 11. memorial Monday in Lower Manhattan, Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy said he stands by the comments he had made regarding the terrorist attacks in a recent interview. ‘So today’s not the day to talk about the comments I made, which I stand by. But it is important to have a government that tells the truth to its people, that people can trust, and trust its people back,’ he said while attending the Fire Department of New York’s pipe and drum tribute at Station 10.”

Just like Donald Trump, Ramaswamy supports extreme abortion bans across the country and wants to rip away access to medication abortion.

Washington Examiner: “Entrepreneur and author Vivek Ramaswamy came out in favor of an abortion ban ‘around six weeks’ of gestation at the state level.”

Ramaswamy on whether he’s “of the same position” as Ron DeSantis with Florida’s six-week ban: “I think that’s a reasonable bill for him to have signed, absolutely.”

NBC News on Iowa’s six-week abortion ban: “Ramaswamy, who went to the Capitol building to support the session, faced hecklers during an interview. ‘I think it’s an historic occasion,’ Ramaswamy said, adding that it was ‘a celebration of the pro-life position that I share.’”

The Hill: “Ramaswamy: Supreme Court should rule against FDA approval of abortion pill”

Ramaswamy: “It’s my opinion… that the FDA exceeded its statutory authority in using an emergency approval to approve something that doesn’t fit Congress’s criteria for what actually counts as an emergency approval.”

Rolling Stone: “Trump Wants to Ban Abortion Nationwide: Report”

Ramaswamy supported Donald Trump’s efforts to tank the toughest, fairest bipartisan border deal in decades.

Ramaswamy: “We don’t need a new border law.”

Trump: “Please blame it on me.”

Trump: “I think [Republicans] are making a terrible mistake if they vote for the bill.”

New York Times: “Republicans Against Border Enforcement”

Rolling Stone: “Border Patrol Supports ‘Strong’ Immigration Deal. Republicans Don’t Care”

Navigator Research: “Two in Three Americans Support the Bipartisan Immigration Deal”

Third Way: “Voters like the deal, both as a whole and individual components.”

Ramaswamy wants to end birthright citizenship, mass deport entire families, and deport children born in America.

Ramaswamy: “I want to be very clear about this. I think that birthright citizenship does not and should not apply to the kids of parents who entered this country illegally.”

NBC News: “Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy says that as president, he would deport American-born children of undocumented immigrants. ‘The family unit will be deported,’ said Ramaswamy when asked by NBC News if the deportations would include American-born children, after a packed town hall here Friday.”

Interviewer: “You said you want to deport the entire family unit of undocumented immigrants.” 

Ramaswamy: “Yes, entire family unit.”