Currently, Donald Trump is the frontrunner in the 2024 Republican primaries. But numerous candidates are vying for the nomination. After two debates, several Republicans are leading the rest of the pack.
An unlikely candidate has enjoyed rising popularity during the year. Like Trump, Vivek Ramaswamy came out of the private sector. He has challenged the Washington status quo by questioning stances supported by both Democrats and Republicans.
There are plenty of people who do not share Ramaswamy’s views. A group of protestors confronted the candidate during a trip to Iowa. And things quickly got out of hand.
From The Post Millennial:
Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy was swarmed by a group of radical protesters in Iowa on Thursday, who confronted him over his stance on Ukraine and climate change…
When Ramaswamy stood by his comments and failed to appease the radical protesters, an individual in the group significantly damaged the presidential candidate’s vehicle before allegedly fleeing the scene, according to video shared by Babylon Bee’s Ashley St. Clair.
Oddly enough, left-wing protesters confronted Ramaswamy over his stance against supporting the war in Ukraine. Although leftists were historically anti-war, Democrats have been strongly in support of spending billions of U.S. dollars on the overseas conflict.
The protesters also challenged Ramaswamy over his environmental views. It appears the Republican candidate was undaunted by these protesters. But at some point during the exchange, one of the protesters hit Ramaswamy’s car. According to some reports, the individual flipped off the candidate and fled the scene.
I believe in free speech, especially for those who disagree with me. Violence is never the answer. We will always hold ourselves to a higher standard than the other side. https://t.co/mWm16yBrOJ
— Vivek Ramaswamy (@VivekGRamaswamy) October 5, 2023
Police are claiming the collision was an accident and the protester did not flee the scene. But some might wonder how a person could accidentally hit a candidate’s parked car, after arguing with him.
Users indicated that, despite the upheaval, Ramaswamy kept his cool. He answered the protesters’ questions “respectfully.” It appears most of the protesters were young and possibly uninformed on the issues.
Ramaswamy reportedly had a good interaction with a climate change protester. According to some, the two reached “a common area of agreement.”
- GOP candidate Vivek Ramaswamy was confronted by protesters in Iowa.
- The protesters challenged his views on the U.S. funding the war in Ukraine.
- One of the protesters hit Ramaswamy’s car and allegedly fled the scene.
Source: The Post Millennial