A New Hampshire voter called Vivek Ramaswamy out as 'definitely not qualified to run for the highest office in our nation' at a town hall meeting.
On Saturday, Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy found his lack of experience at the center of criticism he received in Exeter, New Hampshire. The remarks came from a voter attending one of a series of town halls hosted by Seacoastonline and the USA TODAY Network.
The unidentified woman addressed the GOP candidate with brutal honesty, stating:
"You've expressed some illogical and dangerous positions regarding just about everything under the sun, but I will only bring up a few points today."
"Let's talk about your lack of job qualifications."
"You're definitely not qualified to run the highest office of our nation."
You can see the moment here:
BREAKING: Republican 2024 presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy is publicly humiliated as a fed up New Hampshire voter gets on the microphone and unleashes a brutal rant against him right to his face. The voter started her rant by putting Ramaswamy on notice that he isn\u2019t even\u2026— Meta Resistance #StrongerTogether (@Meta Resistance #StrongerTogether) 1697398473
She also addressed those who might support Ramaswamy.
"If we American voters keep supporting self-promoting showmen who treat the U.S. presidency or vice presidency as an entry-level position then we the American people are to blame for the destruction of our Democratic institutions."
"Just a few years ago, we all saw firsthand the disastrous results when a ruthless capitalist, a scam artist, a showman and a liar could, with no public service experience, become the President of the United States."
"And yet we are here again.”
The woman offered a harsh assessment of Ramaswamy's candidacy and character.
"Spewing nonsensical, fast talking, empty words, interspersed with name dropping Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, should not be misconstrued as knowledgeable."
"We Americans should stop thinking that rich men who fund their campaigns, and manipulate us into thinking they are smart or savvy, are qualified for the presidency, to receive the codes to launch nuclear weapons, and to become the Commander-in-Chief of our military forces."
People applauded her remarks and courage online.
@MetaResistance That woman was fabulous! I really like her but I bet Vivek doesn't! \ud83d\ude02\ud83e\udd23\ud83d\ude02\ud83e\udd23\ud83d\ude02\ud83e\udd23— Beccakittybear2 (@Beccakittybear2) 1697470772
@MetaResistance Wonderful encapsulation of how many people fall prey for a fast talking, anti-government con man with only their own self interest at heart while democracy is burned down. We won't become victims of this con again! We have the best man for the job already in office: re-elect\u2026— Lemonade Girl (@Lemonade Girl) 1697475702
@MetaResistance He's a self-centered POS, similar to someone we\nall know.\n#VoteBlueEveryElection— Laurenltw\ud83d\udc1e (@Laurenltw\ud83d\udc1e) 1697404360
@MetaResistance Women ROCK! she was poised on point & direct I loved it \ud83d\udc4f \ud83d\udc4f— Nita Spriggs (@Nita Spriggs) 1697420325
@MetaResistance @broadwatertmb Brilliant & ALL true! \ud83d\udc4f\ud83c\udffd\ud83d\udc4f\ud83c\udffd\ud83d\udc4f\ud83c\udffd— PROUD LIB \ud83d\udfe6 \u2721\ufe0f\ud83c\udf35\u267f\ufe0fIntolerant Lefty! (@PROUD LIB \ud83d\udfe6 \u2721\ufe0f\ud83c\udf35\u267f\ufe0fIntolerant Lefty!) 1697399215
@MetaResistance It\u2019s about time someone put this guy in his place, my BFF! \ud83d\ude4c\ud83d\udd25\ud83d\ude4c— Brittany \ud83d\udfe7\ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8\ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6\ud83c\uddee\ud83c\uddf1\ud83d\udfe6 Never Forget 1/6 \u2665\ufe0f (@Brittany \ud83d\udfe7\ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8\ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6\ud83c\uddee\ud83c\uddf1\ud83d\udfe6 Never Forget 1/6 \u2665\ufe0f) 1697451982
@RpsAgainstTrump Omg, I love this woman!!— Without truth, there is NO hope. (@Without truth, there is NO hope.) 1697478942
In defense of his inexperience, Ramaswamy once again invoked Thomas Jefferson, implying Jefferson had no experience in Government prior to becoming President.
Ramaswamy has been billed as the CEO of Anti-Woke Inc.
He has praised infamous "pharma-bro" Martin Shkreli, calling his hiking prices of life-saving drugs "brilliant." He also disparaged the Department of Justice for prosecuting Shkreli, characterizing his fraud as a "victimless crime."
He has referred to efforts for equality for the LGBTQ+ community as a "cult."
Ramaswamy reported he voted for the Libertarian Party in 2004 but chose not to vote in 2008, 2012, or 2016. He supported Donald Trump in 2020.