Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy dropped a bombshell Wednesday when he revealed that he does not fully accept the government’s account of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.
Interviewed by BlazeTV’s Alex Stein, the candidate was asked if he believes that the 9/11 tragedy was an inside job.
Ramaswamy replied, “I don’t believe the government has told us the truth. Again, I’m driven by evidence and data. What I’ve seen in the last several years is we have to be skeptical of what the government does tell us.”
The Republican admitted he has not seen contradictory evidence. However he “absolutely” does not believe Washington’s 9/11 narrative and doubts the findings of the 9/11 Commission.
After this response, Stein agreed. “Yeah, [the] 9/11 Commission lied.”
Later on X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter, Ramaswamy issued some clarity on his remarks. He said he does not believe the U.S. was involved in the attacks and that al-Qaeda was behind the day’s horrific events.
"I'm driven by evidence and data"
Here's some: 3,000 Americans burned to death, 350 firemen marching toward certain death, 3,000 children whose mother or father never came home again. All the horror in the world.
Start with that data set.https://t.co/XhIJihLCmh
— Caitlin Flanagan (@CaitlinPacific) August 2, 2023
The 37-year-old biotech entrepreneur posted that he holds fast to his assertion that the government has not been “completely forthright about 9/11.”
He reiterated his belief that al-Qaeda orchestrated the attacks, but added that the involvement of the Saudi government has not been “fully addressed.”
In a later posting, Ramaswamy declared, “The reason people don’t trust the government is that the government doesn’t trust the people. It’s actually that simple.”
The Republican also told journalist Shelby Talcott that there have long been questions unanswered about 9/11 pertaining to the Middle East “ally.” He explained, “that’s what I was getting at.”
Apparently, the subject of rumored hoaxes has been a regular topic for Ramaswamy. Before 9/11 was mentioned in the interview, Stein asked the candidate about his beliefs on the 1969 Apollo moon landing.
Ramaswamy responded, “I have no evidence to suggest it was fake. So I’m going to assume it was real.”
The Republican gained some momentum in recent weeks. While he is certainly not a threat to former President Donald Trump for the 2024 GOP presidential nod, he is closing the gap for second place in the polls with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.