Ramaswamy: Trump Charges Move US Toward ‘Banana Republic’ Status

Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy charged that the U.S. is transforming into a “banana republic” with the continuing persecution of former President Donald Trump.

Conversing Sunday with host George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s “This Week,” the GOP hopeful was asked about his response to a question in the recent presidential debate. The leftist host framed it as deciding if Ramaswamy would choose to elect a “convicted felon.”

The entrepreneur explained, “If the Constitution permits somebody to run, and that’s the person that people of this country want to elect, then that’s the way our system works, and I stand by it.”

Stephanopoulos restated the question with, “Why do you think it’s okay for a convicted felon to be president?”

That is, of course, presuming that Trump will be convicted on at least one of the flood of Democratic charges.

That’s when Ramaswamy got to the meat of the argument. He declared that the prosecutions of the former president are “downright politicized persecutions. “I do not want to see us become a banana republic where the administrative police uses police force to eliminate opponents.”

Ramaswamy added that he will decide who he feels the best president will be and vote for that person.

And if he does not capture the Republican nomination, he said that Trump or any other candidate in the field will be a better alternative to the Democratic side.

Ramaswamy further noted that there are differing sets of standards applied to Trump and his supporters and participants in BLM or Antifa protests. This led to the ridiculously long sentences handed down to Jan. 6 protesters while violent leftist radicals walked freely among us.

The candidate recalled the Hunter Biden laptop story that was actively suppressed by the intelligence community and the media before the 2020 election.

Between the Democratic persecutions of Trump and the wholly ridiculous sentences handed down to peaceful protesters, Ramaswamy is right. The nation is in serious danger of sliding down into banana republic status.

Utilizing the might of the federal government to destroy ideological opposition is the work of third-world dictators, not the supposed leader of the free world. It is beneath what should be the dignity of the U.S.