Is President Biden a Bigger Threat to US Democracy Than Trump? Kennedy Jr. Thinks So!

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  • Source: Wayne Dupree
  • 04/03/2024
Another presidential hopeful, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., has said that President Joe Biden might be a bigger threat to US democracy than previous president and likely 2024 opponent Donald Trump. The politician said that Biden is the first president in US history to use government agencies to silence people who disagree with him on politics.

Kennedy Jr. said on CNN on Monday that he was banned on several social media sites while Biden was president. He called this an attempt to "censor political speech" that went against the First Amendment of the United States Constitution. He also said that the "censorship" was because of pressure from the White House.

CNN's Erin Burnett asked Kennedy who he thinks is the biggest threat to democracy. Kennedy said that Biden is still the biggest threat, even though Trump played a part in the riot at the US Capitol on January 6.

"Who is a bigger threat to democracy?" I would say... I am not going to answer that question. "But I can make the case that President Biden is, because the First Amendment is the most important thing," the candidate told host Erin Burnett.

"I could make the case that President Biden is a much bigger threat to democracy. That is because President Biden is the first candidate and first president in history to use federal agencies to censor political speech, in other words to censor his opponent."

Meta, the company that owns Instagram, shut down the politician's account in 2021 because it "repeatedly shared debunked claims about the coronavirus or vaccines." Reopening the account happened in 2022, not long after Kennedy announced he was running for president.

The Supreme Court told him in December that he could not be a part of a challenge to a case about how the Biden administration talked to social media sites about posts that the government thought were false. A similar case against the politician was also going on in a lower court.

Kennedy spoke to the House Judiciary's panel on the weaponization of the federal government last year. He did this as part of a House Republicans' investigation into claims that conservatives were being shut down on social media. The leader also made speech rights a big part of his bid for president.

His father, former US Attorney General Robert Kennedy, and uncle, former US President John F. Kennedy, were both killed in the 1960s. Kennedy, who is 70 years old, is these relatives. In recent months, he has become famous for strongly opposing vaccines and wanting an end to US "proxy wars." However, some of his critics have said that many of his ideas are based on conspiracies.

Before the election in November, the person who used to run for office with the Democratic Party is now running as an independent.


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