Ex-Congressman King Endorses Ramaswamy

Former 4th District Iowa Congressman Steve King has endorsed Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy.

In a written statement, King praised Ramaswamy for promising to pardon peaceful January 6th protesters if he’s elected president, and also praised him for promising to end birthright citizenship.

King says Ramaswamy is principled, smart, and knows the Constitution.

King and Ramaswamy have both been critical about the possibility of giving Summit Carbon Solutions eminent domain authority to force unwilling landowners to let the carbon pipeline run through their property.

King has spoken at some of Ramaswamy’s campaign stops in the area, including last month in Lakeside.

King served nine terms in the U.S. House, but was rebuked by some fellow Republicans for controversial comments, stripped of his House committee assignments, and defeated by Randy Feenstra in a Republican Primary in 2020.

Ramaswamy has wrapped up his second tour of Iowa’s 99 counties.

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