Foreign Policy

published : 2023-09-05

Ramaswamy and Pence Cross Paths but Don't Trade Fire at GOP Labor Day Picnic

GOP Feud: Pence and Ramaswamy Keep Their Distance at New Hampshire Event

Vivek Ramaswamy speaking at a campaign event in New Hampshire (taken with Nikon D850)

Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy, in a recent interview, accuses his rivals of mischaracterizing his comments.

Pence and Ramaswamy have been feuding for weeks after their intense exchanges at the Republican presidential primary debate.

Both candidates appeared at the Salem, New Hampshire, GOP's annual Labor Day picnic.

However, they kept their distance, with Ramaswamy engaging with voters while Pence addressed the crowd.

Mike Pence addressing the crowd at the Republican Labor Day picnic in Salem, New Hampshire (taken with Canon EOS 5D Mark IV)

Despite their differences, the ongoing feud between Pence and Ramaswamy highlights a generational and ideological battle within the Republican Party.

Pence is polling behind his former running mate, Donald Trump, while Ramaswamy's support has been steadily rising.

The two candidates have clashed on issues ranging from taxes to foreign policy.

In a recent interview, Ramaswamy clarifies that his opponents are distorting his statements and expresses a desire for respectful disagreements.

Republican voters engaging with Vivek Ramaswamy during the Labor Day picnic in New Hampshire (taken with Sony A7 III)

While Pence acknowledges their differences, he emphasizes his vision for the Republican Party and draws contrasts between himself and other candidates.

The Labor Day picnic in Salem marked the end of Ramaswamy's four-day campaign swing in New Hampshire.

Pence, on the other hand, arrived in New Hampshire for a busy three-day campaign schedule.