Entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy has called on fellow 2024 GOP hopefuls Nikki Haley and Ron DeSantis to condemn the potential indictment of former President Donald Trump. Ramaswamy believes that some candidates may be quietly celebrating Trump's potential indictment and that such an event could lead to a national divorce. He is urging Republican contenders to show solidarity in the face of this possibility.
Ramaswamy referred to his Conservative Political Action Conference speech when he emphasized the need for a national rival instead of a national divorce, which he sees as a core tenet of his campaign. He argued that politicizing the justice system to prosecute a leading political opponent of the party in power is a giant leap towards a national divorce. An indictment of Trump would be the first time a former president has been charged with a crime in U.S. history.
Ramaswamy, an underdog in the 2024 contest, believes the potential indictment is rooted in ministerial and politicized grounds. Many Republicans who have criticized Trump, such as Vice President Mike Pence and Governor Chris Sununu, who are speculated to be potential 2024 candidates, have expressed concerns about the nature of the Manhattan District Attorney's potential case against Trump. Sununu suggested it relied on an untested legal theory and highlighted that the alleged payment took place around seven years ago.