(trendingpoliticsnews) – Democratic presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. “doesn’t live in fear” of being assassinated like his uncle and his father. At the same time, he said, “I gotta be careful.”
Speaking on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast, the nephew of former president John F. Kennedy spoke about his belief that the nation’s intelligence community was behind his uncle’s 1963 murder. RFK told Rogan that he “takes precautions” in order to avoid a similar fate.
“I live my life now in ways that I don’t want to. I like to be out, you know, shaking hands with people and going into communities, and there’s things I can’t do anymore. But I do it because I know those risks exist, and I know that I, you know, pose a big threat to many vested interests and that there is a danger in that,” Kennedy said.
"I gotta be careful."— Citizen Free Press (@CitizenFreePres) June 16, 2023
Robert Kennedy Jr on speaking out against the intelligence community. pic.twitter.com/aQfxcegU9P
Kennedy is challenging President Joe Biden for the Democratic Party’s nomination and has surprised insiders with his surge in early polling, a development that suggests the party’s voters are dissatisfied with the idea of reelecting the octogenarian. Recent polling has even shown that a majority of Democrats would prefer their party to nominate someone other than Biden next year. The 46th president has even contemplated skipping Iowa and New Hampshire, traditionally the party’s first two voting states, should they refuse to abide by new rules from the Democratic National Committee that South Carolina go first. That possibility offers RFK the chance at winning both states early in the nominating contest.
In his public speeches and Twitter posts, the dark horse candidate has proposed breaking up U.S. intelligence agencies which he fears curtail American civil liberties with invasive procedures. Kennedy has claimed climate change and the Covid-19 pandemic both unleashed authoritarian policies that are taking hold on society.
Last month he announced a three-pronged plan to dismantle deep state censorship by replacing officials instructing tech companies to suspend users identified as problematic to national interests, ending prosecutions of whistleblowers by the Department of Justice, and rescinding policies that permit spying on American citizens. His platform has attracted support from unlikely corners with liberal Twitter founder Jack Dorsey announcing his support for the candidate.
JUST IN: @RobertKennedyJr announces plan to dismantle intel agencies who spy on and support the censorship of Americans.— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) May 5, 2023
1. “I will replace the officials that have been instructing tech companies to censor users.”
2. “I will direct the justice department to stop prosecuting… pic.twitter.com/inN9IqX667