2024 presidential hopeful Vivek Ramaswamy said Thursday that he was the victim of an intentional attack by two protesters who he said had crashed their vehicle into an unoccupied campaign vehicle at a coffee shop in Iowa near where he was campaigning. But police there told a different story: He said his investigation found “no evidence to support” the idea that the driver intentionally crashed the campaign’s rental vehicle. “(The driver) stated that she was not in the area to protest, that she did not know who owned the vehicle she struck, that she did not intentionally return to the vehicle and that she did not flee the scene of the accident,” Grinnell police said. . he said in a statement. They were later issued a citation for “insecure support.” Despite the police statement, Ramaswamy’s campaign said he stood by the initial narrative he had shared. “I have a lot of confidence as a witness,” his spokeswoman told a journalist from the Des Moines Register. TO statement issued by the campaign also claims to have video evidence of the individuals “misleading Vivek” and said it was “baffling” why police released the statement in the first place.
I had a civil exchange with protesters today, just before two of them got into their car and crashed into ours. Those two should be held accountable, but the rest of the peaceful protesters should not be affected by the behavior of two bad actors. https://t.co/AePWupLDEj
—Vivek Ramaswamy (@VivekGRamaswamy) October 5, 2023
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