Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds Interviews Republican Presidential Candidate Vivek Ramaswamy as Part of “Fair-Side Chats” Series

On Saturday, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds sat down with Republican Presidential Candidate Vivek Ramaswamy at the Iowa State Fair, as part of her “Fair-Side Chats” series. Reynolds will be interviewing most of the current candidates, although Trump and Christie have both declined her offer.

Ramaswamy kicked off the interview talking about how it’s important to restore pride in our country and that restoring pride would solve a lot of the issues facing the country.

Ramaswamy talked about ESG (Environmental, Social, and corporate Governance) and called it a “grave threat to liberty”. Ramawamy said we need to talk about issues, such as the environment, using free speech and not implementing policies through the back door.

When asked about China, Ramaswamy said “We can not depend on our enemy for our way of life” and that the sooner we end our co-dependent relationship with China, the better for us.

Ramaswamy called for a civics test to be able to pass high school, and said that we need school choice nationwide.

Ramaswamy said that under his administration, we will see a 75% reduction in federal employees in his first term in office, 50% of that done within the first year. He also called for the Department of Education, the FBI, the ATF, the IRS and the CDC to be shut down to “revive the integrity of a constitutional republic”, as well as calling for term limits for federal employees.

Ramaswamy did give Trump credit for having the courage to “identify the problem of the deep state” and that he wants to pick up where Trump left off. Ramaswamy touted being an outsider, but said that we need someone who isn’t just an outsider but someone that also knows the constitution.

Iowa is scheduled to kick off primary season on January 15th.


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