On Thursday, Ramaswamy hinted that he would reveal more than the Epstein client list. “Think about the people who we’ve spent millions of dollars of congressional hush money, taxpayer money, used to settle sexual assault allegations for members of Congress. It’s a secret list. Why?” he said. Finally, Ramaswamy suggested that the public should know about all abuses of government power. “Anytime a government official has pressure private actors to do through the back door what government couldn’t do through the front door, at least publish it,” he said. The Recount, a video journalism site, posted a clip of Ramaswamy’s answer on X Thursday. Readers can view the clip below:
We need to expose the Epstein client list. The federal government has it. I’ll release it as the next U.S. President. We’re fighting corruption & no one will be spared.— Vivek Ramaswamy (@VivekGRamaswamy) May 21, 2023
Skeptics might note that Ramaswamy himself has not entirely escaped the Epstein orbit. According to the U.K. Daily Mail, billionaire Glenn Dubin and his wife Eva Andersson-Dubin have given more than $100,000 to support Ramaswamy’s presidential bid. The Daily Mail report described the Dubins as “close friends of Epstein.” Andersson-Dubin, formerly Miss Sweden, once dated Epstein. Ramaswamy spokeswoman Trisha McLaughlin downplayed the donations. “‘Vivek has no knowledge of this, just as he doesn’t know of any of the one-off accusations against any of his 100,000-plus individual donors to the campaign, let alone those who donate to outside efforts that Vivek isn’t involved with,” McLaughlin said according to the Daily Mail. Whatever the reason for the Dubins’ contributions, Ramaswamy unquestionably has built his campaign around anti-establishment themes. Among Republican presidential candidates, for instance, he has emerged as the most vocal critic of a weaponized justice system. In that context, he also has been the most reliable defender of former President Donald Trump. Above all, Ramaswamy seems to understand a key fact about the electorate. At no time perhaps in the last 100 years have Americans trusted their government less than they do today. Releasing the Epstein client list might affirm trust in Ramaswamy’s word. Depending on the names it reveals, however, the list might only confirm that Americans have had good reason for holding rich and powerful members of the American establishment in such low esteem. This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
Audience member: “My question is, ‘Epstein List.’ Please, for our sanity’s sake, make that list public. I’m tired of being called a conspiracy theorist.”Vivek Ramaswamy: “I think what we have a lot in this country are a lot of conspiracy realists. And so, I’m one of them.” pic.twitter.com/A5WwqfDznT — The Recount (@therecount) August 31, 2023