Presidential hopeful Vivek Ramaswamy calls on other GOP candidates to speak out against potential indictment against Trump after Nikki Haley and Tim Scott refused to answer questions from DailyMail.com
- Ron DeSantis, Nikki Haley, Tim Scott and other potential presidential hopefuls have yet to comment on the explosive news that Trump could be indicted
- Presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy called on candidates to weigh in
- He said an indictment would be the “beginning of the end” as it would be the use of the “power of arrest” to “eliminate opposition from a ruling party”.
Ron DeSantis, Nikki Haley, Tim Scott and several other potential presidential hopefuls have yet to weigh in on the explosive news that Donald Trump may be indicted by the Manhattan District Attorney this week.
Presidential hopeful Longshot Vivek Ramaswamy had harsh words Saturday for Republicans’ field, saying their silence could be “the beginning of the end.”
If an indictment is issued in the case involving Trump’s silent payment to porn star Stormey Daniels, it would be the first against the former president – and could open a floodgate for other cases against him .
Neither Senator Scott nor former Governor Haley, a Trump-era ambassador to the United Nations, chose to answer DailyMail.com’s questions about the indictment at the conservative National Vision Forum ’24 of the Palmetto Family Council in North Charleston, South Carolina, on Saturday.
Florida Governor DeSantis’ team did not respond to DailyMail.com’s request for comment on the indictment.
Presidential hopeful Vivek Ramaswamy has called on his fellow candidates – potential and announced – to speak out against the possible impending indictment against Donald Trump
Presidential candidate Nikki Haley (left) and Senator Tim Scott (right), who is weighing a bid, did not respond to DailyMail.com when asked about the indictment at the Forum National Conservative Vision ’24 from the Palmetto Family Council in North Charleston, South Carolina on Saturday
“Today was an important day in the country,” Ramaswamy told a brief press conference following his own remarks at the forum.
“The reason I’m doing this is that the rest of the Republican field, I think, has been deafeningly silent on an important issue in the country today,” he added of the news. an indictment could loom.
“What I’m about to say has nothing to do with Donald Trump and everything to do with the integrity of an election and the integrity of a self-governing democracy,” the biotech multi-millionaire added. “So I don’t care if you support Trump or not, if you support the integrity of our constitutional republic, you have to be on the side of being really clear.”
Ramaswamy was extremely vocal in denouncing the prospect of an indictment against Trump, saying there would be no case if it weren’t for the face that Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg is sternly anti-Trump.
He claimed at his press conference in Charleston on Saturday that he was a “politically empowered prosecutor” seeking to “eliminate opposition from a ruling party using the power of arrest.”
Ramaswamy immediately responded to news of the impending indictment on Saturday morning with a tweet.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ team did not respond to a DailyMail.com request for comment on Trump’s indictment
Former Vice President Mike Pence, also a potential 2024 hopeful, also responded by telling Breitbart News radio that the move, while not yet made, “reeks of the kind of political lawsuits we’ve had in the past.” era of the Russian hoax”.
Othersia, the rest of the field of previously announced and potential candidates remained silent on the issue.
“This morning we learned that it is likely that the New York District Attorney Manhattan is likely to indict a former President of the United States, who is running for election,” Ramaswamy said, noting that while he was in a presidential primary against Trump, his thoughts on the indictment are not politically motivated.
“It’s a sad day in America,” he said. “It’s a dark day in America if the ruling party in this country uses the power of the police to shut down its political opposition.”
“It would be the beginning of the end, as we know.”