Vivek Ramaswamy, an entrepreneur and 2024 candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, denounced the idea of former President Donald Trump being indicted.
“A Trump indictment would be a national disaster. It is un-American for the ruling party to use police power to arrest its political rivals,” explained Ramaswamy in a social media post this past weekend.
He ended up making reference to the presidential election of 2004 in which Democrat John Kerry wound up losing out to Republican George Bush and Dick Cheney, his running mate.
“If a Republican prosecutor in 2004 had used a campaign finance technicality to arrest then-candidate John Kerry while Bush & Cheney were in power, liberals would have cried foul – and rightly so,” stated Ramaswamy. “Principles go beyond partisanship.”
Prosecutors should apply the same standards as they would to anyone else: this wouldn’t have been a criminal prosecution in any other case (a misdemeanor at most). No doubt about it. Our entire country is skating on thin ice right now & we cannot afford to politicize the justice… https://t.co/fOWWPzgqGN
— Vivek Ramaswamy (@VivekGRamaswamy) March 18, 2023
Recent reports indicated that law enforcement agencies across the state, local, and federal levels are making preparations for Trump to officially be indicted as soon as next week as a piece of the investigation into hush money payments to former porn star Stormy Daniels during the 2016 election cycle is being carried out by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg.
If Trump does end up being indicted, it would be the very first time in the history of the nation that a former U.S. president has been issued charges on a criminal offense. Trump openly denies any and all wrongdoing and has made the claim of being directly targeted by a massive political witch hunt. He called for heavy protesting from his supporters.
Known as the “CEO of Anti-Woke Inc.,” Ramaswamy announced a bid for the Republican presidential nomination back in February. The millionaire investor and author has put a strong emphasis on dealing with a “national identity crisis” at a time when he claims that faith, patriotism, and family are eroding away.
Both Trump and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis managed to secure the top spots in early polling when it comes to the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, but current and prospective GOP competitors have voiced their stance against any indictment resulting in a shake-up of the race.
“It just feels like a politically charged prosecution here. And I, for my part, I just feel like it’s just not what the American people want to see,” explained former Vice President Mike Pence to ABC News.
Along the same path, Ramaswamy made the argument that voters, not a legal prosecutor, should “decide who governs” the entire country.
“This will mark a dark moment in American history and will undermine public trust in our electoral system itself. I call on the Manhattan District Attorney to reconsider this action and to put aside partisan politics in service of preserving our Constitutional republic,” stated Ramaswamy.
“Prosecutors should apply the same standards as they would to anyone else: this wouldn’t have been a criminal prosecution in any other case (a misdemeanor at most),” he went on. “No doubt about it. Our entire country is skating on thin ice right now & we cannot afford to politicize the justice system or else we will reach our breaking point.”