Susan Estrich finds many of Vivek Ramaswamy’s proposals to be somewhat alarming. Here’s a bit from her article; follow the link for the rest.
In a speech on Wednesday, he (Ramaswamy–ed.) announced his proposal to get rid of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; the Nuclear Regulatory Commission; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; the Department of Education; and the Food and Nutrition Service.
But that’s the least of it. His plan is to do all of this unilaterally — without Congress. In other words, forget about the Constitution.
So much for separation of powers. So much for checks and balances. These agencies are created by Congress and subject to congressional oversight as well as executive supervision. Vivek Ramaswamy is not running for president; he literally wants to be king.
There might be a bright side.
He’s exposing today’s Republican Party by saying the quite part out loud.