Republican presidential hopeful Vivek Ramaswamy campaigns in Michigan
Wearing a hat with the word TRUTH printed on it, Vivek Ramaswamy swung through Michigan attacking Chinese influence in the U.S., “wokeness undermining the nation," and saying he would shut down the “deep state" by closing federal agencies.
The biotech and financial sector entrepreneur turned Republican presidential hopeful is spreading a message he hopes will lift him to the top of the race for the GOP presidential nomination in 2024.
In Saginaw, the 38-year-old businessman said a new generation of political leadership is needed.
Ramaswamy called for shuttering many federal agencies, including the FBI and the IRS.
“We will finally shut down the unconstitutional administrative state in the United States of America,” Ramaswamy told a supportive audience. “75% headcount reduction in the number of federal bureaucrats…rescind a majority of those federal unconstitutional regulations.”
Ramaswamy is part of a second tier of candidates, including Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, trailing far behind former President Donald Trump in the race for the 2024 GOP presidential nomination.
Recent polls show Ramaswamy running fourth in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, getting support from roughly 5% of Republican voters, compared to 56% supporting Donald Trump.