Vivek Ramaswamy on Crime



We can fix crime wave with spine for cops

Q: What does a President Ramaswamy do about guns?

RAMASWAMY: The reality is, we have a crime wave in this country, and we know how to fix it. The question is, do we actually have the spine to do it? More cops in the streets, who are on the streets able to do their jobs without looking over their shoulder for getting sued. And we also have a mental health epidemic in this country. Just over the same period that we have closed mental health institutions, we have seen a spike in violent crime. Do we have the spine to bring them back? I think we should. As President, I will. But, it's not just drugging up people in those psychiatric institutions with Zoloft and Seroquel. Yes, we will stand for the rule of law. Yes, we will close the southern border where criminals are coming in every day. And yes, we will back law enforcement, because we remember who we really are. And that's also how we address that mental health epidemic in the next generation that is directly leading to violent crime.

Source: Fox News 2023 Republican primary debate in Milwaukee , Aug 23, 2023

Trump should not be convicted of a process crime

Q: The superseding indictment [in the Florida classified documents case] says that after Trump learned that the Justice Department wanted to subpoena security footage from Mar-a-Lago, Trump [criminally] wanted the footage deleted. You've said repeatedly that you would pardon Trump in this documents case...

RAMASWAMY: I think that our general norm in our Justice Department is, you should not convict somebody of a process crime when there was no actual underlying crime.

Q: So, you think destroying evidence is a process crime?

RAMASWAMY: I think it is, by definition, a process crime. Nobody left, right -- any legal scholar will agree with me on that statement. That is, by definition, a process crime, a crime that would not have existed but for the existence of an investigation. I absolutely think the right answer for the country is to put the grievances of the past behind us, to pardon President Trump, so that we can move forward as one nation, rather than marching to a national divorce.

Source: CNN SOTU interviews on 2023 Presidential primary hopefuls , Jul 30, 2023

Pardon defendants of politicized prosecutions such as Trump

Source: 2024 Presidential campaign website vivek2024.com , May 1, 2023

Other candidates on Crime: Vivek Ramaswamy on other issues:
2024 Republican Presidential Candidates:
Gov. Doug Burgum (R-ND)
Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ)
Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL)
Larry Elder (R-CA;withdrew)
Gov. Nikki Haley (R-SC)
Rep. Will Hurd (R-FL;withdrew)
Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R-AR)
Perry Johnson (R-IL)
Mayor Steve Laffey (R-RI)
Former V.P.Mike Pence (R-IN;withdrew)
Vivek Ramaswamy (R-OH)
Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC)
Secy. Corey Stapleton (R-MT)
Mayor Francis Suarez (R-FL;withdrew)
Former Pres.Donald Trump (R-NY)

2024 Democratic and 3rd-party primary candidates:
Pres. Joe Biden (D-DE)
V.P.Kamala Harris (D-CA)
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. (I-NY)
Joe "Exotic" Maldonado (Libertarian)
Rep.Dean Phillips (D-MN)
Cornel West (Green Party)
Kanye West (Birthday Party)
Marianne Williamson (D-CA)
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