A 22-year-old woman just left a deli in Iowa and accidentally struck a Ford Expedition while backing out of a parking spot. She had no clue who owned the vehicle but later learned it belonged to Vivek Ramaswamy’s campaign. But to hear ‘candidate’ Ramaswamy’s side of the story, “at least two protesters upset about the Republican presidential candidate’s remarks in opposition to aid for Ukraine purposely rammed his car in retaliation.” He’s lying–shocking, I know.
Police said the woman told them she was not there protesting anything, had no idea whose vehicle she had hit, did not intentionally cause the crash and did not flee the scene. Police say there is no evidence to substantiate the claim that protesters intentionally hit Ramaswamy’s campaign vehicle and sped off.
Both vehicles had minor damage, police said, and the woman received a traffic summons for unsafe backing.
Of course, the Ramaswamy campaign is sticking to their false claims about the very minor accident that occurred. In a text to the Associated Press, Tricia McLaughlin, a spokesperson for the campaign said:
Now, the campaign is fundraising off this ‘accident.’