The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), the Department of Education, and the FBI would all be shut down as part of a proposal to dismantle the “deep state” that was announced by Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy on Thursday during a conference.
The event, which was live-streamed on YouTube, was billed as a way for Vivek Ramaswamy to explain how he would “shut down the deep state.” Vivek Ramaswamy previously expressed support for shutting down the FBI following the release of a report by Special Counsel John Durham on the origins of the FBI investigation into allegations that former President Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign colluded with Russia.
Vivek Ramaswamy said at the event, “This is the head of the snake when it comes to the spread of wokeism, transgenderism, and indoctrination of our kids,” before mentioning parent protests at school board meetings that turned into a contentious political issue in 2021 due to the use of critical race theory, which maintains that America is fundamentally racist and teaches people to view every social interaction and person in terms of race. In recent years, parents all around the country voiced their disapproval of books containing sexually explicit content, which prompted several states to take action to ban them from classrooms.
The unpleasant truth, according to Vivek Ramaswamy, is that those school boards are responding to economic incentives provided by the government. He went on to say that assistance from the Department of Education is frequently conditioned on the adoption of critical race theory, race-based quotas, and “gender ideology.”
Vivek Ramaswamy speculated, “I do not believe we can reform this agency.”
Vivek Ramaswamy also announced his intention to close the NRC, saying that it was impeding the United States’ capacity to become energy independent.
Vivek Ramaswamy stated, “This is an agency that quietly is the single wet blanket, the damper on the revival of nuclear energy in the United States,” noting that building a new nuclear power station now requires 32 phases spread out over up to 40 years, whereas it used to only take three to four years before the NRC was established.
That is the reason why no new nuclear power plants have been constructed in this nation for the past 30 years, according to Vivek Ramaswamy. “Since the founding of this organization, no plan for a new nuclear power plant has ever passed through this 32-step process.”