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Vivek Ramaswamy says ‘no better plan’ than McCarthy removal, lawmakers should ‘own it’

Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy is siding with members of the GOP who voted to oust House Speaker Kevin McCarthy.

Ramaswamy, who has never held elected office, said he understood McCarthy’s critics and supported the desire to inject “chaos” into the legislature.

“The point of removing the House Speaker was to sow chaos. That’s what the critics of Matt Gaetz and everybody else is saying,” Ramaswamy said Tuesday in a video posted to social media. “And my advice to the people who voted to remove him is [to] own it.”

Ramaswamy listed a series of issues facing the US that he feels do not yet have a solution in motion — the national debt, border crisis, lawlessness in cities, and more — and said a comprehensive plan was more important than a “babysitter” to “shepherd” votes.

“For everybody out there who’s asking the question, ‘What’s the plan to get a new speaker?’ — you’re asking the wrong question,” Ramaswamy said. “What’s the plan to actually revive this country?”

Fox News Digital’s Elizabeth Elkind , Brandon Gillespie, and Jamie Joseph contributed to this report.

Timothy Nerozzi is a writer for Fox News Digital. You can follow him on Twitter @timothynerozzi and can email him at


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