Trump’s MAGA Veepstakes: Vivek Ramaswamy Is One of Trump’s Favorite Far-Right Conspiracy Theorists

As Trump VP contender Vivek Ramaswamy speaks at the Turning Point Action conference in Michigan, DNC Rapid Response Director Alex Floyd released the following statement: 

“From peddling dangerous lies about 9/11 to pushing election denialism, Vivek Ramaswamy has solidified himself as a far-right conspiracy theorist who Donald Trump can count on to push his extreme MAGA agenda. Ramaswamy and Trump are in lockstep, supporting cruel abortion bans, railing against affordable health care access, and pushing to rig the economy for the ultra-wealthy at the expense of America’s middle class. If Ramaswamy joins Trump’s ticket, the American people will make sure they have one more thing in common this November: losing to President Biden and Vice President Harris.”

Vivek Ramaswamy is an anti-choice extremist who supports banning abortion before many women know they’re pregnant and wants to rip away reproductive freedoms.

Washington Examiner: “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.”

Like Trump, Ramaswamy has railed against affordable health care access.

Ramaswamy: “I think Obamacare has been a disaster.”

Daily Beast: “Trump Revives Plan to Dismantle Obamacare if Elected in 2024”

Ramaswamy wants to take Trump’s MAGAnomics tax giveaways for the ultra-wealthy and big corporations even further — all at the expense of working families.

Ramaswamy on a suggestion to make permanent or expand the Trump tax cuts: “I’d go a little further, Larry, than that, to be honest with you.”

The Guardian: “Donald Trump’s $1.5tn tax cuts have helped billionaires pay a lower rate than the working class for the first time in history.”

Ramaswamy is an out-of-touch extremist who has repeatedly pushed dangerous conspiracy theories.

NBC News: “Vivek Ramaswamy promotes Jan. 6 conspiracy theory by suggesting it was ‘an inside job’”

Vanity Fair: “Ramaswamy, frantically clinging to his undeserved relevance, went into all-out crank mode—confidently theorizing that the January 6 attack was an ‘inside job,’ that climate change is a ‘hoax,’ and that the ‘Great Replacement’ theory is not some racist paranoia, but a ‘basic statement of the Democratic Party platform.’”

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’”

Ramaswamy is an extreme climate denier who thinks actions to address climate change are a “hoax.”

Politico: “Vivek Ramaswamy calls climate change agenda a ‘hoax’”

Ramaswamy: “The climate change agenda is a hoax … The reality is more people are dying of bad climate change policies than they are of actual climate change.”

Washington Post Fact Checker: “No matter how you slice it, credible research has concluded that thousands of people a year die because of the effects of climate change. We can’t find data that suggests green energy policies actually kill even more people — and Ramaswamy’s campaign did not provide any source for his claim. He earns Four Pinocchios.”

New York Times: “[Ramaswamy] similarly described ‘climatism’ as ‘prioritizing the goal of containing climate change at all costs,’ and suggested that fossil fuel and nuclear-powered advances could be used to adapt to and overcome climate change. (Climate scientists are clear that avoiding the worst effects of climate change requires moving away from fossil fuels.)”

Ramaswamy supported 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”

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.”