(DCWatchdog.com) – In new claims heating the 2024 Republican primary race made on Tucker Carlson’s talk show, one of the candidates, Vivek Ramaswamy, has accused rival Nikki Haley of being the bipartisan establishment choice who would keep the “war machine” going if elected president.
See the video below.
During his appearance on “Tucker Carlson Uncensored,” Ramaswamy responded to Carlson’s inquiry about his observations on the underlying themes of the race.
Ramaswamy identified fellow Republican candidate Nikki Haley as a key figure favored by the “bipartisan system” to maintain the status quo in American politics.
He implied that Haley is being used as a tool to continue certain policies and interests, The Daily Caller reports.
“I think what’s become clear to me now… that the real puppet they’re trotting out isn’t Gavin Newsom. It isn’t Michelle Obama. I was wrong about that, actually,” Ramaswamy stated.
“They found a much more convenient puppet within the Republican Party itself. It’s not Gavin. It’s not Michelle. It’s Nikki, actually. And I think that if you just follow exactly who are the very people who are paying to keep Donald Trump off the ballot or funding the lawsuits that keep Trump off the ballot …” he added.
Ramaswamy also suggested that Haley serves as an ideal candidate for certain influential groups seeking to achieve bipartisan objectives. He argued that these groups, which he refers to as the “deep state” and the “managerial class,” are essentially nonpartisan and see Haley as an effective means to further their goals.
“They have their core objectives, and Nikki makes for a far better Trojan horse to actually accomplish that objective than anybody else,” he claimed.
Ramaswamy further alleged that there is a concerted effort to shape the GOP primary into a contest primarily between Donald Trump and Nikki Haley, to eliminate Trump from the race and position Haley as the leading candidate.
“Take Donald Trump out, eliminate him from competition one way or another. And prop Nikki Haley up to just waltz straight in to keep the war machine humming and to effectively keep the censorship industrial complex in the administrative state intact exactly where it was in the post 9/11 Bush/Cheney era,” Ramaswamy argued.
He has previously criticized Haley in debates, referring to her as having “puppet masters.”
Currently, Ramaswamy ranks fourth in the Republican primary race, trailing Haley by three points, as per a recent YouGov poll.
Here is the video:
You thought Democrats were going to dump Biden for Gavin Newsom, but they're not. They're backing Nikki Haley instead. pic.twitter.com/KcpNMFdZAm
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) January 3, 2024