Foreign Policy

published : 2023-11-07

Ramaswamy Unveils 'No to Neocons' Pledge for Appointees, Vows to End Endless Wars

"If you want 20 more years of endless wars that don’t advance our interests, then I’m not your guy," says Ramaswamy

Vivek Ramaswamy speaking at 'Voters' Voices' event (taken with Nikon D850)

Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy joined Harris Faulkner’s ‘Voters’ Voices’ to answer questions on the most pressing issues facing Americans.

Ramaswamy unveiled a "No to Neocons" pledge on Tuesday he plans to implement in his administration.

According to a website launched Tuesday, every prospective political appointee must commit to and sign this pledge in order to serve in a Ramaswamy administration.

The pledge requires officials to commit that "avoiding WW3 is a vital national objective," "war is never a preference, only a necessity" and "the sole duty of U.S. policymakers is to U.S. citizens."

Ramaswamy suggests 'big stick' diplomacy in Israel or risk Iraq-style quagmire.

Ramaswamy signing the 'No to Neocons' pledge document (taken with Canon EOS R5)

The GOP hopeful claims that his appointees must sign the 'No to Neocons' pledge if elected as president.

"If you want 20 more years of endless wars that don’t advance our interests, then I’m not your guy. But if you want to stay out of no-win wars and make America stronger at home, I know how to get that done," Ramaswamy said in a press release.

"This pledge is my commitment to the American people that I will lead true to these principles and hold all appointees in my administration to the same standard," he added.

Supporters of Ramaswamy can also sign the pledge on the 'No to Neocons' website.

Ramaswamy has clashed with GOP rivals on foreign policy, particularly regarding avoiding WW3 and limiting U.S. involvement in the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war.

Supporters of Ramaswamy signing the pledge on the 'No to Neocons' website (taken with Sony A7 III)

Ramaswamy is currently one of the top five presidential hopefuls participating in the third Republican debate in Miami.

He is currently placing fourth in national polls, according to the RealClearPolitics average.

At the previous debates, Ramaswamy had fiery clashes on foreign policy with fellow candidate Nikki Haley and former Vice President Mike Pence.

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