Ramaswamy Blames ‘Censorship’ for January 6th

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Longshot Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy blamed “pervasive censorship” for the events at the Capitol on January 6th.

Ramaswamy made the comments during an interview with former Fox News host Tucker Carlson during the 2023 Family Leadership Summit in Des Moines.

“What caused January 6 is pervasive censorship in this country in the lead up to January 6,” Ramaswamy said. “You tell people in this country they cannot speak. That is when they scream. You tell people they cannot scream. That is when they tear things down.”

“Until we look ourselves in the mirror and admit truth on that, we will not move forward as a country,” he added.

His comments were in stark contrast to former Vice President Mike Pence, who was also at the event and spoke with Carlson.

“All I know for sure having lived through it at the Capitol is that it was a tragic day,” Pence said. “I’ve never used the word insurrection, Tucker, over the past two years, but it was a riot that took place at the Capitol that day.”

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis dodged similar questions about January 6th at a campaign event in New Hampshire last week.

“I wasn’t anywhere near Washington that day. I have nothing to do with what happened that day,” DeSantis said. “Obviously, I didn’t enjoy seeing, you know, what happened. But we gotta go forward on this stuff. We cannot be looking backwards and be mired in the past.”

Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who has blamed former President Trump directly, blasted DeSantis’s comments.

“Was he alive that day? Did he see what was going on? I mean, that’s one of the most ridiculous answers I’ve heard in this race so far,” Christie said.

Trump did not attend the summit, instead speaking at the Turning Point Action Conference in Palm Beach, Florida.


  1. Censorship was but 1 of many onerous leftist policies, culminating in what many believed was a “stolen” election. Like the list of grievances hat led to, and were enumerated in, the Declaration of Independence, so too, was it a long list of grievances, of which yet 1 more stolen election (hardly a new thing; I 1st heard about them during Ike’s 1st run, and later leaned in history classes they went much further back than that in our history) was but the final straw for many Americans, including me! However, I suspected the trap being set for J6, and tried to caution others, to no avail; they charged ahead and got caught in the unlawful entrapment maneuver.
    Young Mr Ramaswamy has many good ideas and points, but not the benefit of having lived even at the time the escalation of leftist anti-American policies began at home or abroad, how they developed and grew while we naively still believed our Constitution as still the governing document in the US, and our gov’t answered to “we the people”, more fools we! I was considerably older than he is now, when I leaned just how untrue that was, how pointless our votes or letters to Congress, etc, and why, not that we should stop, just understand they feel zero obligation to constituents. That’s also when I began really learning to understand the “end” game, and who really is in charge! It not who you likely think it is.

    • I agree. When I attempt communication with my Texas rep to Congress, McCaul or Cornyn, I find phone numbers to local offices that don’t work, email boxes ‘ full’, phone not answered in DC, and if I send email or internal site message I receive a request for $, no meaningful response to my comment. I am sick of it! THEY do not want to hear what, I, a citizen and taxpayer, have to say. How am I supposed to feel that they represent me in any way? They represent themselves and their own self- centered interests. Wow, are we as citizenry ever in trouble!!!

  2. Wow! You said it well, laying it out so they should be able to understand. I’m still angry over the stolen election (I’m not stupid), and when Nikki Haley made the statement that Biden won by a fair election, she lost my vote; she might as well go home. And Christie about DiSantis? ““Was he alive that day? Did he see what was going on? I mean, that’s one of the most ridiculous answers I’ve heard in this race so far,” Christie said. Me to Christie: Were you alive the days of the riots, looting, and arson in cities like Seattle and Portsmouth, as well as others? Did you see what was going on? And you’re calling Jan. 6 a riot? I never heard you get on tv and call for action against Antifa and BLM, or condemning them. You’re a hypocrite. I’ll take DiSantis over you any day.
    Everything you said was true, Sandra. Thanks.

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