RFK Jr ‘disturbed’ by ‘weaponization of government’ against Trump, vows to appoint Jan 6 special counsel

Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. said Friday that he is “disturbed” by the “weaponization of government” against former President Donald Trump.

He also said that if elected president, he would appoint a special prosecutor to investigate whether “prosecutorial discretion was abused for political purposes” in cases related to the January 6 Capitol riot. I made it clear.

President Kennedy issued a statement Friday to “clarify his views on the events of January 6, 2021.”

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“January 6th is one of the most polarizing topics in the political landscape,” President Kennedy said. “To understand this event and its aftermath, I sought to hear from people with diverse perspectives on this day. I’m listening. I want to hear all sides,” he said, adding: “It is clear that many of the protesters on January 6th broke the law in what began as a protest but may have turned into a riot.”

“This happened at the encouragement of President Trump, and many view this as an insurrection, not a riot, given the backdrop of President Trump’s delusions that the election was stolen from him.”

Media members have disparaged presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr., saying President Biden is “far worse” for democracy than former President Donald Trump.

But President Kennedy said, “Reasonable people, including President Trump’s opponents, tell me there is little evidence of a real insurrection.”

“They observed that the demonstrators were unarmed, had no plan or ability to seize power, and that Trump himself had urged the demonstrators to protest ‘peacefully,'” Kennedy said. ”

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“Like many reasonable Americans, I am concerned that the momentum of the prosecution, long sentences, and harsh treatment of defendant J6 may be motivated by political objectives,” he continued. Ta. “It would fit into an alarming pattern of government agencies such as the Department of Justice, IRS, SEC, and FBI being weaponized against political opponents.”

Kennedy said that while he opposes Trump and everything he stands for, he remains “disturbed by what the government is weaponizing against him.”

“As president, I will appoint a special counsel respected by all parties to investigate whether prosecutorial discretion was abused for political purposes in this case, and I will address any errors discovered,” Kennedy said. I’m going to make it right.” “Without an impartial rule of law, there can be no true democracy or moral governance.”

Participants protesting outside the Capitol

Trump supporters occupy the west front and inauguration stands of the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021. (Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc, via Getty Images)

President Kennedy said Jan. 6 was being used by both parties to “add fuel to the fires of division in America,” and that Republicans and Democrats have promised that in 2024, “a victory for our adversaries will spell the end of our democracy.” “It means,” he said.

Mr. Biden has used January 6 as an example in his campaign speeches and even the State of the Union to explain why Mr. Trump should not be re-elected president.

President Kennedy said, “Rather than demonizing the opposition as an apocalyptic threat to democracy, we should focus on the issues and priorities of how they govern, and avoid legal machinations and venality.” Let’s defeat them at the voting booth, not through trickery.”

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Kennedy went on to slam Trump and Biden for serving as presidents amid “a continuing worsening of the national debt, an epidemic of chronic disease, government corruption, erosion of civil liberties, and entanglements with foreign militaries.”

Former U.S. President and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at the Buckeye Values ​​PAC rally in Vandalia, Ohio, on March 16, 2024.

Former President Donald Trump speaks at the Buckeye Values ​​PAC rally in Vandalia, Ohio, on March 16. (Kamil Krzazinski/AFP via Getty Images)

“Perhaps because the establishment parties have little disagreement on these important issues, they are running a campaign to demonize the opposition and everyone who supports the opposition.” he said.

Special Counsel Jack Smith indicted Trump on charges of conspiracy to defraud the United States. Conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding. Obstructing or attempting to interfere with an official proceeding. and conspiracy against rights. The charges stem from Smith’s investigation into whether President Trump was involved in the January 6 Capitol riot and allegations of interference in the 2020 election results.

Mr. Trump has pleaded not guilty to all charges.

President Joe Biden speaks with members of the media

President Biden’s age is a concern among the majority of American voters. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)


The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments on April 25 on the issue of presidential immunity and whether Trump is immune from prosecution in Smith’s case.

More than 1,350 people in nearly all 50 states have been charged in connection with the Jan. 6, 2021, invasion of the U.S. Capitol, according to the Department of Justice.