Social media platform X called out Vivek Ramaswamy's trolling of former Vice President Mike Pence for "copying" his "revolutionary ideas" about shutting down the Education Department.
However, the X note pointed to former President Ronald Reagan as the one who originally called for the shutting down of the Education Department during his 1982 State of the Union speech. According to the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania, cited by X in its note, Reagan said he believed "decisions about education should be made at the local level and that the federal government should play only a minor role in the nation’s schools." Brandon Gillespie is an associate editor at Fox News. Follow him on Twitter at @brandon_cg.
In its post roasting Pence, the Ramaswamy campaign pointed to a separate X post by Ramaswamy from Feb. 28 with a promise to shut down the Education Department, well before Pence began pushing the policy as part of his own presidential campaign, which he didn't launch until June.