Robert F. Kennedy Jr., a candidate for the Democratic nomination in the presidential race, is now reportedly questioning whether Vice President Biden has the vigor to manage the rigorous job of president of the United States.
The unlikely Democratic candidate for president advised the 80-year-old Biden to engage unscripted meetings and interactions with voters” in an interview with Fox News so that people may judge whether the president is up to the job.
“A lot of people will say that ‘well President Biden is surrounded by very good people who will run the country even if he can’t,’ but I don’t think that’s a good way for democracy to work,” Kennedy said
“It’s important for the American people to know that their president has the vigor to handle this very rigorous job and I think there are enough doubts about that now that President Biden really needs to come out and have an unscripted meetings and interactions with voters, that he needs to do some town halls and retail politics and hopefully a debate so that the American people can make a choice about whether or not the president is up to the job,” he continued.
Long-running surveys have shown that Americans are worried about Biden’s advanced age.
Republicans running for president have often called Biden’s age into question.
Kennedy brought up worries about Biden’s age after being questioned about remarks he made in an interview last week when he stated people should be voting for a president who can be expected to complete the term.