United States Presidential Candidate Vivek Ramaswamy Opposes Ukraine Joining NATO
United States Republican presidential candidate and entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy believes that admitting Ukraine into NATO would be “sheer lunacy.”
“Joe Biden needs to man up to his bully-friend Zelensky & clearly state that we are dead-set opposed to Ukrainian admission to NATO,” the GOP presidential candidate stated on Twitter. “This should be a hard red line. It’s shameful that even Republicans like Lindsey Graham are now pushing for it. Stop marching us to the brink of nuclear war.”
“For all the hand-wringing about the 1994 Budapest Memorandum (on which the US has more than fulfilled its commitments), the neocon-Democrat establishment is shockingly silent on James Baker’s famous 1990 “Not-One-Inch” commitment to Gorbachev that NATO would never extend east of Germany,” he continued. “NATO was created to deter conflict with the USSR, yet NATO has expanded most rapidly *after* the fall of the USSR & is now *worsening* the risk of nuclear war with Russia itself.”
“This is sheer lunacy. As President I’ll refuse to be bullied by an anti-democratic comedian-turned-leader & it’s truly mystifying to me that the rest of the West is eating out of this Pied Piper’s hand every day,” Ramaswamy added.
US President Joe Biden previously said that Ukraine was not complying with requirements for joining NATO at this juncture, but did not throw out the possibility of joining in the future.
Ramaswamy struck it rich in the biotechnology sector, where he founded Roivant Sciences and co-founded and executive chairman of the Strive Asset Management investment fund, of which he is the executive chairman of. On February 22, 2023, Ramaswamy announced the launch of his 2024 presidential campaign in the United States.
Despite some policy flaws, Ramawamy is one of the few candidates who is talking about the issues that matter. This is a fresh development. At a time when political discourse has become so stagnant, we need more candidates who will bring up hot-button issues and challenge the status quo.