(GoRealNewsNow.com) – 2024 Democrat presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. blasted his party’s governing body, the Democratic National Committee (DNC), for stifling debate and changing its primary schedule to President Joe Biden’s advantage.
Earlier this month, RFK Jr., an anti-vaccine advocate and environmental lawyer, officially entered the race for the 2024 Democratic presidential nomination, joining spiritual guru Marianne Williamson. President Joe Biden announced his reelection candidacy today.
In an interview with Breitbart News Sunday on SiriusXM, Robert Kennedy Jr. accused the DNC of “rigging” the primary system.
Earlier this year, the DNC made South Carolina the first state to vote in the Democrat primaries. The southern state, which saved Joe Biden’s campaign in 2020, typically voted fourth, while New Hampshire voted first.
“The DNC, at this point, has taken the official position that there will be no debate, and I think that’s unfortunate… I think what the DNC did to New Hampshire is also unfortunate,” said the nephew of President John F. Kennedy and son of former US Attorney General and assassinated presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy.
“President Biden didn’t do well there [New Hampshire]; he came in fifth. So they took New Hampshire, and they kicked it out of first place. And now they’re going to say — they’re saying that they’re going to completely remove the delegates from New Hampshire, and that, we should be at this point in history,” RFK Jr. elaborated.
He praised New Hampshire as “an exemplar for American democracy” and the “gold standard” for election integrity for 100 years.
“It’s very cheap to campaign in. And it has the largest independent block in the country. And people [don’t] make their minds up until they see the candidates again and again and again, and they shake the candidate’s hands five times before deciding who to vote for,” Kennedy Jr. stated.
“They vet these candidates for the whole country, they vet them like you would get vetted if you were running for a city council seat,” he further explained why New Hampshire was the better first in the nation primary.
RFK Jr. emphasized how the voters of New Hampshire would ask candidates tough questions “that you’ll never get from CNN or from the New York Times.”
“You have to go in, and handshake people and nail salons and diners, and you get grilled. These candidates get grilled by an 80-year-old woman who reads The Economist and reads the Financial Times every day. And, you know, she asked questions about some arcane matter. And then the follow-up question, then another follow-up question,” he recounted.
He insisted the Democrat leadership was doing the opposite of what it should reassure American voters.
“When you have so many Americans who are concerned about election integrity, we should be doing everything we can in our party [Democrat Party] to show that, you know, this is not rigged, rigged system,” Kennedy Jr. argued.
“That it is actually democracy… people can run and that they can get to debate and that the public is gonna be able to see them, and they’re [the DNC] doing kind of the opposite,” he declared further.
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