Last Updated: September 16, 2023, 14:57 IST
Washington D.C., United States of America (USA)
In a display of bipartisan spirit, Indian American Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy has thrown his support behind Democratic Senator Ro Khanna’s plan to reform the US Congress.
On Friday, Khanna presented a five-point plan that includes a ban on stock trading for the US Congress, a ban on Congress from lobbying, 12-year limits for Congress, and a ban on lobbyists’ money.
“We need a 5-point plan to address corruption and big money in Congress, including term limits, judicial ethics, and banning stock trading along with PAC and lobbyist money,” the US Representative for California’s 17th congressional district wrote in a post on social media platform X.
Taking to X, Ramaswamy extended his support to the California senator and said, “I have to admit I like much of what Ro Khanna is saying here (minus the parts about the Supreme Court). Politicians shouldn’t profit from elected office, period. That’s a cancer in our country & I’ll applaud the right message regardless of who says it…even if it’s a Democrat who regularly goes out of his way to bash me.”
I have to admit I like much of what @RoKhanna is saying here (minus the parts about the Supreme Court). Politicians shouldn’t profit from elected office, period. That’s a cancer in our country & I’ll applaud the right message regardless of who says it…even if it’s a Democrat who… https://t.co/W0x6Jy3p7t— Vivek Ramaswamy (@VivekGRamaswamy) September 16, 2023
Ro Khanna was quick to acknowledge Ramaswamy’s support, saying that he hopes to build a “cohesive, just, and multiracial America” with a new generation in the field of politics.
“Hey man, I don’t always bash you 🙂 I stood up for you when some in your own party attacked your faith & heritage. We have major disagreements on climate & race, but I appreciate a new generation in the arena and hope one day we will build a cohesive, just, multiracial America,” the Indian-origin lawmaker said in another post.
Agreeing with Khanna, Vivek expressed his support for the fight against corruption in government and the removal of substantial financial influence from politics. “It’s a bipartisan issue,” he emphasised.
Both Ramaswamy and Khanna hold different views on a number of key issues in the US, including climate change, gun reforms, and abortion rights.