RFK Jr. Woos Libertarians By Accusing Trump And Biden Of Trampling On The Constitution

The Washington Examiner reports:  

Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. assailed both President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump‘s records while speaking at the Libertarian National Convention on Friday afternoon.

Opening his speech lambasting the restrictions put in place during the COVID-19 pandemic under Trump, Kennedy said the former president “presided over the greatest restriction on individual liberties this country has ever known.”

“He didn’t stand up for the Constitution when it really mattered,” Kennedy said.

In a moment of levity, Kennedy joked about his “brain worm,” referencing a 2012 deposition uncovered by the New York Times in which Kennedy said a doctor ascribed his memory lapses to a parasite eating part of his brain and then dying.

“Maybe a brain worm ate that part of my memory, but I don’t recall any part of the United States Constitution where there’s an exemption for pandemics,” Kennedy said of the restrictions put in place during the COVID-19 health emergency.

Kennedy drew applause from the crowd multiple times throughout his speech, which he centered on perceived violations of the Constitution seen under the Trump and Biden administrations.

“The Constitution isn’t just a legal document, it’s also an inspirational document, and that’s why if you treasure your freedom, you better elect leaders who are inspired by it and who will wield it to inspire others,” Kennedy said.

“I’m sorry to say neither President Trump nor President Biden pass this critical examination,” Kennedy added. “Neither of them upheld the Constitution when it really counted.”

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