Skip to main content
Tags: rfk | debate | democracy

RFK Jr. Rips Debate Exclusion: 'Undermines Democracy'

By    |   Wednesday, 15 May 2024 02:38 PM EDT

Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. on Wednesday harshly criticized on X both former President Donald Trump and President Joe Biden after they agreed to debate each other while excluding him, claiming that such a move is a blow against democracy.

"Presidents Trump and Biden are colluding to lock America into a head-to-head match-up that 70% say they do not want," Kennedy wrote. "They are trying to exclude me from their debate, because they are afraid I would win. Keeping viable candidates off the debate stage undermines democracy."

Kennedy, who has double digit backing in the polls, has called for a three-person debate against his two rivals, emphasizing that he should be able to appear as a third option in front of an audience, according to The Hill.

"Forty-three percent of Americans identify as independents," Kennedy pointed out in his message on X. "If Americans are ever going to escape the hammerlock of the two-party system, now is the time to do it."

He emphasized that "these are the two most unpopular candidates in living memory. By excluding me from the stage, Presidents Biden and Trump seek to avoid discussion of their eight years of mutual failure including deficits, wars, lockdowns, chronic disease, and inflation."

Brian Freeman

Brian Freeman, a Newsmax writer based in Israel, has more than three decades writing and editing about culture and politics for newspapers, online and television.

© 2024 Newsmax. All rights reserved.


Newsfront
Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. on Wednesday harshly criticized on X both former President Donald Trump and President Joe Biden after they agreed to debate each other while excluding him.
rfk, debate, democracy
206
2024-38-15
Wednesday, 15 May 2024 02:38 PM
Newsmax Media, Inc.

Sign up for Newsmax’s Daily Newsletter

Receive breaking news and original analysis - sent right to your inbox.

(Optional for Local News)
Privacy: We never share your email address.
Join the Newsmax Community
Read and Post Comments
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
 
TOP

Interest-Based Advertising | Do not sell or share my personal information

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved
Download the NewsmaxTV App
Get the NewsmaxTV App for iOS Get the NewsmaxTV App for Android Scan QR code to get the NewsmaxTV App
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved