(NewsReady.com) – Vivek Ramaswamy is a longshot candidate for the Republican nomination for president. Still, he has attended every debate and been the target of multiple attacks from his opponents. At the fourth debate, the candidate stood out because he pushed conspiracy theories on national television.
During his remarks, Ramaswamy claimed the US government lied about the involvement of Saudi Arabia in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. The attacks killed 2,977 innocent people on American soil. It wasn’t the first time Ramaswamy attacked the government over the terrorist attacks. Over the summer he accused the government of lying to the people about it and said he doesn’t believe the report released by the 9/11 Commission. He also supported a member of his campaign when they expressed doubt that a plane had hit the Pentagon.
Ramaswamy also argued that the Great Replacement Theory is real. That’s a theory promoted by white supremacists that alleges a group of elites, led by Jews, are inviting non-white immigrants to the US in order to replace white Americans.
The theory has been cited by mass murderers in the past. In 2022, a teenage shooter walked into a TOPS grocery store in Buffalo and murdered 10 mostly black shoppers. He cited the theory in his manifesto.
During the debate, Ramaswamy said the theory was not a “grand right-wing conspiracy theory, but a basic statement of the Democratic Party’s platform.”
The Republican candidate wasn’t done. He alleged the January 6 attack on the Capitol Building was actually a Deep State plot carried out by the government under former President Donald Trump. His remarks came the same week that Speaker of the House Mike Johnson (R-LA) put that theory to bed when he told the American people he wanted to blur the faces of those involved in the riot so they wouldn’t be retaliated against or charged by the Department of Justice for their role in the attack.
Ramaswamy is polling at 4.8%, according to the FiveThirtyEight polling average.
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