published : 2023-11-30

2024 GOP Presidential Candidate Vivek Ramaswamy Confronts Iowa GOP Establishment Over CO2 Pipeline Support as Part of Climate 'Hoax'

Ramaswamy argues that the CO2 pipeline negatively impacts Iowa farmers

Vivek Ramaswamy speaking at a campaign rally in Iowa, passionately addressing the crowd (taken with Nikon D850)

Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy is taking a bold stance against the GOP establishment in Iowa, specifically calling out Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds over her support of the CO2 pipeline. Ramaswamy contends that the pipeline is having a detrimental effect on farmers in the Hawkeye State.

In an announcement obtained by Fox News Digital, Ramaswamy teased a policy speech he's set to give in Des Moines on Friday, where he plans to delve into the issue of CO2 pipelines being implemented as part of the 'climate change agenda.' He criticizes Republicans who have shown support for this initiative, labeling it a 'hoax' that is harming Iowa's farmers.

Describing the situation, Ramaswamy writes, 'The U.S. government enacted crony subsidies to reward those who build CO2 pipelines across the Midwest to bury CO2 in the ground in North Dakota (which is senseless for many reasons, including the fact that crops require CO2).'

Iowa farmers protesting against the CO2 pipeline on their land, displaying signs expressing their concerns (taken with Canon EOS R)

He emphasizes that most farmers do not want the CO2 pipeline on their land and highlights the hazards associated with it. Ramaswamy further condemns the GOP establishment in Iowa for resorting to eminent domain to seize these farmers' land, which he views as a flagrant violation of their property rights.

Despite the widespread avoidance of the CO2 pipeline issue by other politicians, Ramaswamy refuses to back down. He proudly proclaims, 'Every political consultant tells you to stay away from the CO2 pipeline issue because it makes the likes of Gov. Kim Reynolds look horrible for supporting it. Well, I refuse to be controlled.'

Ramaswamy predicts that his stance on the CO2 pipeline issue will eventually be adopted by other presidential candidates, even those endorsed by Governor Reynolds herself. He asserts confidently, 'You can bookmark that prediction and take it to the bank.'

Kim Reynolds, Governor of Iowa, delivering a speech in support of the CO2 pipeline despite opposition from farmers (taken with Sony A7 III)

As the race for the 2024 GOP presidential nomination heats up, Ramaswamy is hoping to defy expectations in Iowa. Although current polls show him trailing behind Nikki Haley, Ron DeSantis, and former President Donald Trump, Ramaswamy remains determined to make a lasting impact.

Stay tuned for Ramaswamy's policy speech on Friday at 12pm in Des Moines, presented by the Free Soil Coalition. It promises to shed more light on the CO2 pipeline issue and undoubtedly ignite further debate.