Written by Ashton Snyder on
 May 31, 2024

RFK Jr. Says Democrats Using Courts to Defeat Trump

Presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has raised alarms over the "Guilty" verdict against Donald Trump. Kennedy argues that Democrats are weaponizing the courts to defeat Trump rather than relying on the election process.

On Thursday, Kennedy criticized the verdict, describing it as profoundly undemocratic. According to Breitbart News, Kennedy claims this approach will have adverse consequences in the November election. He said America requires a president who can triumph without undermining the government’s separation of powers or manipulating the judiciary.

RFK Jr. Labels Strategy ‘Profoundly Undemocratic’

Kennedy’s statements were made in the context of his own candidacy as an independent against Trump and President Joe Biden. He reiterated that the Democratic Party's preference for courtroom battles over electoral challenges reveals a fear of losing at the ballot box.

“The Democratic Party’s strategy is to beat President Trump in the courtroom rather than the ballot box. This will backfire in November. Even worse, it is profoundly undemocratic,” Kennedy declared.

In contrast to Kennedy's stance, anti-Trump activists have celebrated the conviction. Former Republican Congressman Adam Kinzinger welcomed the verdict, emphasizing that “nobody is above the law.”

Kinzinger and Rove Weigh In on Impact

Adam Kinzinger expressed support for the guilty verdict. He also anticipates further convictions as other federal cases proceed, labeling Trump a felon.

Meanwhile, establishment Republican Karl Rove commented on Fox News about the potential electoral implications. He noted that a guilty verdict could sway key swing voters in crucial states such as Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania.

“So in a close race, like we’re likely to have, having 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11% of the electorate less likely to vote for you is a problem,” Rove explained.

Varied Reactions Among Political Figures

Kennedy’s comments highlight a sharp contrast in opinions about the strategy used against Trump. While some celebrate the judicial actions, others, like Kennedy, warn against the consequences of such maneuvers.

In his view, this method of using the judiciary to influence presidential prospects risks undermining the democratic process. “America deserves a President who can win at the ballot box without compromising our government’s separation of powers or weaponizing the courts,” Kennedy stated.

Yet, figures like Kinzinger view the actions against Trump as necessary for upholding the rule of law. His perspective suggests that legal accountability should not be compromised, regardless of political affiliations.

In summary, Kennedy remains critical of the Democrats’ approach, labeling it as potentially damaging to democracy. His independent candidacy adds another layer of complexity to the 2024 presidential race.

The political climate is charged, and the implications of this verdict are likely to resonate deeply in the coming months. Kennedy calls for a return to electoral integrity, regardless of the contentious atmosphere.

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