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Ramaswamy endures attacks. Haley spars with the boys

Vivek Ramaswamy endured a torrent of attacks from his GOP rivals in the first presidential debate of the 2024 campaign in Milwaukee.

Meanwhile, Nikki Haley stood out against a row of suits and ties as the only woman on the GOP stage.

As AsAmNews predicted, the top contenders of the Republican primary minus Trump went on the attack against the once little-known rival who has surged as high as second in recent polls.

They went after Ramaswamy for his political inexperience as AsAmNews predicted would happen.

“Now it’s not the time for on-the-job training,” former Vice President Mike Pence said about Ramaswamy, reported CNBC. “We don’t need to bring in a rookie. We don’t need to bring in people with no experience.”

Haley took a swing at his lack of foreign policy experience- hammering him for his hesitancy to support aid to Ukraine and putting a timetable on support for Israel, ABC reported.

Chris Christie accused Ramaswamy of sounding “like ChatGpt,” a line that drew loud reaction and applause.

Afterwards, Ramaswamy called the attacks on him “a badge of honor,” according to CNN.

“To be at center stage and see a lot of establishment politicians (who are) that threatened by my rise, I am thrilled that it actually gave me an opportunity to introduce myself to the people of this country,” he said.

Haley chastised Ron DeSantis, Tim Scott, Pence and Trump for supporting legislation that raised the debt ceiling.

“Our kids are never going to forgive us for this,” said Haley, according to CBS.

Haley called herself “unabashedly pro-life, but said the men needed to be realistic and realize about the prospects of passing an abortion ban in the Senate.

“Don’t make women feel like they have to decide on this issue when you know we don’t have 60 Senate votes,” Haley said.

She also called Trump the “most disliked politician in America,” reports CNN. “We can’t win a general election that way.”

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