Author and entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy said that "pervasive censorship" in the U.S. prior to the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot caused the episode to occur. Ramaswamy, who is one of the candidates running in the GOP presidential primary, made the comments during an interview with Tucker Carlson on Friday.
"You tell people in this country they cannot speak, that is when they scream. You tell people they cannot scream, that is when they tear things down," Ramaswamy said. He declared that "a cycle of censorship" in the nation is what caused the Jan. 6 episode.
During the interview, Ramaswamy called for ending the Russia-Ukraine war. "I would negotiate a deal that ends the Ukraine war. Freeze the current lines of control. Yes that means giving part of the Donbas region to Russia. I would make a hard commitment that NATO never admits Ukraine to NATO," Ramaswamy said.
Ramaswamy said that he thinks if he becomes the GOP presidential nominee, Democrats will not allow President Joe Biden to run but will tap another figure instead.
"I believe that if I am the nominee they will not let Biden run," he said. But Ramaswamy said if former President Donald Trump is the nominee, he believes Biden will be the Democratic presidential contender.
Tucker Carlson interviewed Ramaswamy and multiple other GOP presidential primary candidates during The FAMiLY Leadership Summit on Friday. Blaze Media
with The FAMiLY Leader for the
the "Vivek's Kitchen Cabinet" program that offers people the opportunity to earn a 10% commission on funds that they raise for Ramaswamy's campaign.
"A small oligopoly of political fundraisers is already making an ungodly amount of $ on this election. It's disgusting. I'm breaking up that cartel. Today we're launching the Vivek Kitchen Cabinet: starting today, *anyone* can fundraise for the Vivek 2024 campaign & make a 10% commission. If someone else is getting rich on this, it might as well be you. Let's go," he
earlier this week.
that former President Donald Trump has a massive lead over the rest of the GOP presidential primary field, with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis trailing in a distant second place. Trump was not one of the candidates who participated in the forum on Friday.