RFK Jr. considers Biden a greater threat to democracy than Trump

Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr.. said Monday he was seeing the president Joe Biden as more of a threat to democracy than the presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump.

In an interview on CNNKennedy argued that Biden “used federal agencies to censor political speech,” appearing to refer to a case before the Supreme Court, which could affect the level of contact between government officials and social media companies regarding content removal.

Last month, a majority of Supreme Court justices appeared wary of arguments that the Biden administration illegally ask social media platforms to stop problematic behavior.

“I can make the case that President Biden is the worst threat to democracy, and the reason is that President Biden is the first candidate in history, the first president in history, to have used federal agencies to censor political speech. …to censor his opponent,” Kennedy said.

“I can say that because I just won a case in the federal appeals court and now in this Supreme Court, which shows that he has started to censor,” Kennedy also said.

The Kennedy campaign did not directly respond to a question about the legal matter he appeared to be referring to.

Kennedy, a prominent anti-vaccine activist, used social networks to spread misinformation related to vaccines and Covid. The Children’s Health Defense group, a anti-vaccine group led by Kennedy, was kicked out of Instagram and Facebook, both owned by Meta, in 2022 for spreading misinformation about vaccines and Covid.

The Democratic National Committee blasted Kennedy in a statement after the interview.

“With a straight face, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. said Joe Biden posed a greater threat to democracy than Donald Trump because he was prohibited from spreading conspiracy theories online,” Mary Beth Cahill said , senior advisor to the DNC. “There is no comparison to summoning a mob to the Capitol and promising to be a dictator from day one.”

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