Though the third GOP primary debate went mostly ignored by the Republican base given the seeming inevitability of former President Donald Trump’s primary victory and the resultant unimportance of the debates, there was one highlight: pro-MAGA, pro-Trump candidate Vivek Ramaswamy unleashed on the incompetent Establishment GOP, particularly RNC chairwoman Ronna McDaniel.
That came when the moderator asked Ramaswamy to make the case as to why he should be the nominee instead of former President Donald Trump. He asked, “let me turn to you. You please make your case. Why would you? Why should you be the nominee and not the former president?”
Vivek didn’t fall for the question, obviously intended as a trap that would split him from former President Trump. Instead, he turned the question back on the incompetent people running the GOP and the utter failures of their 2022 and 2023 efforts.
He began by pointing out that the 2023 elections went poorly for the GOP, saying, “I think there’s something deeper going on in the Republican Party here. And I am upset about what happened last night. We became a party of losers.“
Continuing, he tore into the RNC and GOP Establishment, saying, “At the end of the day, there is a cancer the Republican establishment. I speak the truth. I mean, since Ronna McDaniel took over as Chairwoman of the RNC in 2017. We have lost 2018, 2020, 2022. No red wave that never came. We got trounced last night in 2023. And I think that we have to have accountability in our party.“
He then called on McDaniel to resign, saying, “For that matter. Ronna, if you want to come on stage tonight, you want to look the GOP voters in the eye and tell them you resign, I will turn over my, yield my time to you. And frankly, look, the people they’re cheering for losing and the Republican Party.”
Vivek then skewered the mainstream media hosts of the debate, saying, “Think about who’s moderating this debate. This should be Tucker Carlson, Joe Rogan and Elon Musk, we’d have 10 times the viewership asking questions that GOP primary voters actually care about bringing more people into our party, getting the Democrats and we’ve got Kristen Welker here. Do you think the Democrats would actually hire Greg Gutfeld, to host a Democratic debate? They wouldn’t do it.”
He then torched one of the hosts in particular, Kristen Welker, saying, “The fact of the matter, and Kristen I’m gonna use this time cause this is actually about you and the media and the corrupt media establishment, ask you the Trump-Russia collusion hoax that you pushed on this network for years — was that real? Or was that Hillary Clinton made up disinformation? Answer the question. Go.”
Ending, Vivek called on the GOP voters to take their country back by ignoring hacks in the MSM and their Establishment enablers, saying, “This is how we get our country back. We need accountability because this media rigged the 2016 election. They rigged the 2020 election with 100 Biden laptop story.”
Watch Vivek here:
Charlie Kirk, tweeting about the exchange, said, “Wow…Vivek Ramaswamy just went absolute savage mode on the RNC, calling out Ronna by name, and then NBC, flipping the moderator question back onto the moderator. Has this ever been done?” He added, “When an NFL team keeps losing games, the coach gets fired. So why does the RNC keep going to war led by the same losers who failed last time?”
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