by HANNAH BLEAU at breitbart.com
The establishment’s fear of anti-woke businessman Vivek Ramaswamy was reflected on the debate stage, the presidential hopeful said during an appearance on Breitbart News Saturday.
“I’ve been probably taking the most arrows from the establishment because they are threatened by my rise, and that spilled over onto the debate stage,” Ramaswamy said, giving an example through his position of wanting to “end the war in Ukraine and focus on defending the homeland.”
“That threatens the neocon establishment, and they came at me for it. My position that I will pardon Donald Trump, that I will pardon peaceful January 6 protesters, these are things that Republicans would rather not talk about and sweep under the rug, especially establishment Republicans,” Ramaswamy said, noting that others “dance” around issues such as climate change, which he emphasized is a “hoax.”
“Climate change. It came up on the debate stage, and everybody else dances around the issue and talks about time horizons and clean energy. I said, ‘What transition?’ Climate change in the agenda, specifically of the climate movement, is a hoax. Let’s call that out for what it is. More people are dying of bad policies in response to climate change than of climate change itself. This threatens the establishment in both parties,” Ramaswamy continued, adding that the debate was “good” in the sense that it “smokes out some real differences we have in our GOP.”
“I’m coming in from the outside. That is a real threat to the reigning incumbents and the reigning establishment model of thinking in foreign policy and climate change policy, even domestic policy in the United States of America. But I think that I do represent what most people in our base want. That is why I would expect to be the nominee. That is what I expect to be the next president. And I do think it will take an outsider with an independent vision to actually get that done,” the presidential hopeful continued, adding that he is not going to be a puppet who touts what the donor class wants.read more