Instead, police say a woman had lunch at a deli and reversed out of a parking space into the campaign’s rental vehicle. A report was made and the driver was released with a summons for dangerous reversing.
“(The driver) stated that she was not in the area to protest, that she did not know whose vehicle she hit belonged to, that she did not intentionally get back into the vehicle and that she did not flee the scene of the accident,” police said. in a report.
After Iowa police released a statement refuting the Ramaswamy campaign’s claims, Tricia McLaughlin, a senior adviser to Ramaswamy, posted on X, formerly known as Twitter, a photo and a video of a person in a car leaving Ramaswamy but not the actual collision.
“Let’s say a guy in a MAGA hat is among the protesters at an event hosted by a Democratic presidential candidate, then gets in his car with aggressive stickers, runs over the candidate and shouts profanities, honks his horn, then reverses into the candidate’s parking lot. SUV,” Ramaswamy posted on X in response to the police statement. “I’m sure they’d be just as eager to call it an unrelated accident, right?”