(RestoreAmericanGlory.com) – In a recent appearance on ABC’s “This Week,” GOP presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy argued that the Espionage Act charges against former President Donald Trump were “un-American. The charges against Trump are part of the federal case against him relating to his alleged mishandling of classified documents.
Ramaswamy argued that there is a vast difference between what is considered a crime and what is bad judgment. He added that in the 49-page indictment against Trump, there is no mention of the Presidential Records Act and that the Espionage Act under which the former President was charged is, in his view, the “most un-American statute in our history.”
Trump is facing over 40 criminal counts in connection with the classified documents that were recovered from his home in Mar-a-Lago by the FBI last August.
During his interview on ABC with host George Stephanopoulos, Ramaswamy tried to separate himself from Trump by arguing that he would not have kept the classified documents if he were in Trump’s position, while also not alienating Trump’s supporters by supporting the charges against the former President.
Ramaswamy also pointed out during the interview that it was important for the country to continue to move forward rather than being focused on “vengeance-driven prosecution. As he said, this is not how things should be handled in the United States of America, and this is coming from someone like him who would greatly benefit from Trump not being allowed to continue participating in the 2024 presidential race. Despite this, Ramaswamy argued that he was not in favor of Trump being eliminated in such a way.
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