RFK Jr. Says Biden ‘Absolutely’ Poses Worse Threat to Democracy Than Trump

Independent presidential candidate Robert Kennedy Jr. said during a CNN appearance that he believes President Joe Biden is “absolutely” worse for democracy than former President Donald Trump.

RFK Jr., son of former U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy and nephew of former President John F. Kennedy, is an attorney who rose to prominence in recent years after his vocal stance against vaccines. He initially aimed to challenge Biden for the 2024 Democratic presidential nomination before switching to an independent in October.

During an interview on CNN’s OutFront with host Erin Burnett airing on Monday night, Kennedy Jr. heavily criticized Biden, claiming he was worse for the United States than Trump.

The long-shot presidential candidate accused Biden of “weaponizing” federal agencies to go after his political rivals.

“The greatest threat to democracy is not somebody who questions election returns but a president of the United States who will use the power of his office to force the social media companies Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, to open a portal and give access to that portal to the FBI, CIA, the IRS, the NIH, to censor his political critics,” he said.

Burnett asked RFK Jr. to clarify, questioning: “To be clear, you’re saying you could make an argument that President Biden is worse for our democracy than Donald Trump?”

Kennedy Jr. responded, “Absolutely.”

“What president in history has ever tried to censor political opponents? What president has weaponized the federal agencies?” he added.