RFK Jr. Slams Verdict After Trump Found Guilty in Hush Money Case

[Photo Credit: By Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America - Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=143035698]

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. condemned the jury’s decision in the New York hush money case against former President Trump on Thursday, describing it as “profoundly undemocratic” and cautioning that it will “backfire” against Democrats in November.

Kennedy asserted that Democrats would not challenge Trump on his record because they advocated for the same policies as he did.

“America deserves a President who can win at the ballot box without compromising our government’s separation of powers or weaponizing the courts. You can’t save democracy by destroying it first. The Democrats are afraid they will lose in the voting booth, so instead they go after President Trump in the courtroom.” Kennedy wrote on the X platform.

“I’m also running against President Trump in this election. The difference is I’m challenging him on his record. His lockdowns during Covid. His atrocious environmental record. His cozy relationship with corporate America. His support for the war machine. His failure to root out waste and corruption in Washington. His service to the billionaire class. His bloating of the national debt. These are the issues that shape American lives.” he added later in the same post.

On Thursday, a Manhattan jury found Trump guilty of falsifying business records, the first former or current president to be convicted of a felony.

A watershed moment in U.S. history was achieved when he was declared guilty of all 34 counts.

Kennedy is conducting an independent campaign that is considered to be a long shot in order to challenge both Trump and Biden.

The verdict has introduced a new uncertainty into the race, and its impact on electors, including third-party voters, who are preparing for the November election remains uncertain.

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