Vivek Ramaswamy, a candidate from the GOP, discusses the importance of new leadership in the Iowa caucuses.

Vivek Ramaswamy, a candidate from the GOP, discusses the importance of new leadership in the Iowa caucuses.

Three days before the Iowa caucuses, most polls are showing GOP presidential candidate and political newcomer Vivek Ramaswamy in single digits, despite the extraordinary effort he made to visit each of the state’s 99 counties twice, a feat known as the “Double Full Grassley.”


Former President Donald Trump is currently ahead by double digits in the state, followed by former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, and Ramaswamy. However, many voters interviewed by CBS News view the Ohio entrepreneur as their top choice.

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According to Ramaswamy, the polls are significantly inaccurate, as he shared with co-host Tony Dokoupil on “CBS Mornings”.

During his campaign, Donald Trump fueled conspiracy theories that appealed to a small, extreme faction of the Republican Party. These theories included the suggestion that the riot on January 6, 2021 was planned by insiders and raised doubts about the events of 9/11. Trump has also openly stated his beliefs in these theories.

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He accused Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer of wrongdoing. He recently suggested that there may be a plan among political leaders to replace President Biden as the Democratic nominee.

Ramaswamy has put forth a contentious suggestion to dismiss 75% of the “federal bureaucrats,” which he sees as necessary to clean up corruption. While there are laws in place to protect civil servants from being fired without proper procedure, Ramaswamy maintains that his plan would not go against these regulations.

“The protections for civil service only cover individual employee terminations, not mass terminations or layoffs. My intention is to terminate a large number of employees within the D.C. bureaucracy, which could potentially affect about 2.2 million of the nation’s 3 million federal employees.”

According to Ramaswamy, strict actions on immigration, such as shutting down the southern border and taking forceful steps against Mexican drug cartels, are necessary.

Ramaswamy stated that if the military is positioned at the border, specifically facing outward, it falls within their responsibility to defend against a foreign threat.

Ramaswamy’s proposed policies may encounter obstacles in Congress and could potentially be reviewed by the legal system. When questioned about the likelihood of his success, he stated that he would accomplish all of his executive goals.