Indian-origin GOP
candidate Vivek
Ramaswamy wants
to shut down FBI if
elected US President;
here's why

Produced by: Tarun Mishra
Designed by: Mohsin

Vivek Ramaswamy, a prominent Republican candidate for the presidency, has unveiled an audacious proposal to shut down specific federal government agencies should he win the presidential election, including FBI

Ambitious Plan Unveiled

Ramaswamy's comprehensive plan zeroes in on three significant federal agencies: the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Department of Education, and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). His rationale centres around perceived redundancy within these organisations

Targeted Agencies

Ramaswamy's approach is not about rebuilding but rather reorganising the agencies. The funds allocated to the agencies in question would be reallocated to other governmental entities such as the U.S. Secret Service, the Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA), and the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN)

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To support his proposal, Ramaswamy points to the Presidential Reorganisation Act of 1977, which he believes offers a robust legal framework for the reorganisation of executive agencies. It permits the submission of reorganisation plans to Congress

The Legal Basis

At the America First Policy Institute headquarters in Washington, D.C., Ramaswamy emphasised his intention to utilise executive authority to dismantle agencies he deems redundant and reshape the structure of the federal government

Asserting Executive

Ramaswamy's vision is to revitalise the principles of a constitutional republic with three branches of government, as opposed to four. His plan goes beyond the initial three agencies and also encompasses the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Food & Nutrition Service (FNS)

Vision for Government

The plan outlines an ambitious goal of significantly reducing the federal workforce, aiming for a reduction of over 75% during Ramaswamy's first term if elected. Approximately 50% of this reduction is intended to be implemented within the first year of his presidency

Drastic Workforce Reduction

In conjunction with downsizing, Ramaswamy proposes the rescinding of a majority of federal regulations that he believes act as impediments to the U.S. economy

Regulatory Reform

Vivek Ramaswamy acknowledges that his bold plans are likely to encounter legal challenges. Nevertheless, he remains steadfast in his commitment and is prepared to take these challenges to the Supreme Court

Legal Challenges Expected

Vivek Ramaswamy is confident in the alignment of his views with the Constitution and the laws of the country, with the ultimate aim of establishing a precedent for future leaders to drive substantial governmental change

Confident Enough

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