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NHDP Statement on Vivek Ramaswamy’s Trip to New Hampshire

CONCORD, NH — Ahead of Vivek Ramaswamy’s town hall in Manchester today, NHDP Chair Ray Buckley released the following statement:

“Vivek Ramaswamy is a fringe extremist whose extreme MAGA agenda is wildly out of step with Granite Staters. Ramaswamy’s agenda poses a dangerous threat to the freedoms we cherish in New Hampshire: he supports cruel bans on abortion before many women know they’re pregnant, cozies up to a right-wing group pushing for book bans, and continues to downplay Donald Trump’s role in the January 6 insurrection.

“When Granite Staters hear from him today, they’ll see once again how dangerous his presidency would be for our state.”

Here’s the rundown on Vivek Ramaswamy’s extreme agenda:

  • Ramaswamy supports state legislation banning abortion before many women even know they’re pregnant and called the DeSantis’ abortion ban “reasonable.”His anti-abortion agenda would be devastating for reproductive freedom in New Hampshire.

  • Just like Ron DeSantis and Tim Scott, Ramaswamy has downplayed Trump’s role in the January 6 insurrection, saying, “it is false and it is a mistake to blame Jan. 6 on Donald Trump.”

  • Ramaswamy said he would end America’s support for Ukraine and grant major concessions to Putin for invading Ukraine, making it clear that just like Donald Trump, his extreme agenda matters more than defending democracy and standing with our allies.

  • He has cozied up to a right-wing group pushing for extreme book bans across the country, and has made far-right culture wars the centerpiece of his campaign.

  • In New Hampshire, Ramaswamy told voters that he would shut down the Department of Education, which could eliminate funding for thousands of students and schools across the state.

  • In another out-of-touch pledge, he also said that he would get rid of several other important federal agencies, including the FBI and IRS.

  • He has also denounced climate activism as a secular “religion,” while New Hampshire working families bear the brunt of the climate crisis.


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