Democratic presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. isn’t at all happy with his party–and he told the Democratic National Committee (DNC) so recently in an open letter.
In the letter published on Sept. 14, he voices his concerns about the DNC allegedly veering off course and potentially merging with President Joe Biden‘s campaign for the 2024 election. RFK Jr. urged the DNC to ensure a fair and transparent electoral process in the upcoming elections as he said he feels certain party leaders might be inclined to control the narrative and manipulate the election to maintain social control.
What has fueled his suspicions are potential new rules that would result in some members “hijacking the party” and enabling the censorship of political opponents within the party and even Republican candidates.
RFK Jr. warned of the potential consequences for future generations, painting a concerning picture of an America where the will of the people is ignored to sustain unwarranted power
The DNC and the Democratic Party have “gone off track” by “rulers” who’ve felt “the temptation to maintain social control by denying the people their sovereignty and their voice,” RFK Jr. wrote in the letter.
“Unfortunately, in recent years our party leaders have succumbed to the siren of control,” he wrote. He went on to say the DNC has “hijacked the party” and allowed for widespread censorship of political opponents from within the party and Republican candidates, the Daily Caller reported.
“[I]t is clear that there are serious misunderstandings of the Democratic nominating process that are important to correct,” Harrison wrote in the letter to the Kennedy campaign obtained by The Post. “I am hopeful that a meeting with our Delegate Selection leadership team will prevent future instances of voters receiving erroneous information that could cause confusion about the equity of the Democratic nominating process.”
Kennedy and his campaign manager, former Ohio Democratic congressman Dennis Kucinich, are claiming that Georgia officials are plotting to strip Kennedy from that state’s ballot for campaigning in New Hampshire; that Democrats have been talking about making Kennedy pay for the cost of primaries; and that party rules have been changed to allow insiders to overrule the will of voters on the first ballot at the convention.
But the DNC has fired back that Kennedy’s claims are unfounded, The Washington Post reported.
The DNC said his claims are either inaccurate or without foundation.
But Kennedy and Kucinich insist that there is proof.
“I think the American people will always appreciate candidates who have the courage and nerve to believe they could win a rigged game,” Kucinich said.
Kennedy’s objection to the party centers around the DNC’s refusal to allocate him delegates from contests held outside the approved Democratic nomination calendar. This practice of not awarding delegates for such contests is a longstanding enforcement measure employed by both major political parties to different degrees, The Washington Post reported.
Attorney Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. speaks after a hearing challenging the constitutionality of the state legislature’s repeal of the religious exemption to vaccination on behalf of New York state families who held lawful religious exemptions, during a rally outside the Albany County Courthouse Aug. 14, 2019, in Albany, N.Y. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, File)