Robert Kennedy Jr. skewers Biden as "a much worse threat to democracy" than former President Trump
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Quick Hit:

Robert Kennedy Jr, an independent presidential candidate, has labeled President Joe Biden as a "much worse threat to democracy" than former President Donald Trump during an appearance on CNN.

Key Details:

  • Robert F Kennedy Jr is currently polling better than any independent candidate since Ross Perot in 1992.
  • Kennedy's comments were made in relation to the Supreme Court case Murthy vs. Missouri, which examines the extent to which the government can pressure social media companies to remove content.
  • When asked whether Biden was a supposed "equal" threat to democracy when compared to Trump, Kennedy Jr. responded: "Biden is a much worse threat to democracy...Biden is the first candidate in history, the first president in history that has used federal agencies to censor political speech."

Diving Deeper:

Kennedy's criticism of Biden centers on the pending Supreme Court case Murthy vs. Missouri. This case arises from the Biden administration's efforts to push social media platforms to remove false posts about the Covid-19 pandemic and the 2020 presidential election. Kennedy argues that Biden "has used the federal agencies to censor political speech". He further stated that Biden is the first president in history to use federal agencies to censor his opponent..

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