Independent statesmanlike campaigner Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., was asked whether he believes President Biden should measurement speech astatine nan extremity of his first word aft a typical counsel's study recovered him to beryllium an "elderly man pinch mediocre memory."
Kennedy told Fox News if he were successful Biden's position, he would dream personification successful his ain family would politely propose he measurement distant from nan governmental limelight if his intelligence acuity is arsenic diminished arsenic typical counsel Robert Hur suggested.
"I deliberation anybody tin dress up their mind astir [Biden's situation] arsenic good arsenic I can. I dream that if he has nan benignant of cognitive challenges that nan typical counsel indicated he has, and if I were successful that position, a personnel of my family aliases unit would attack maine and assistance maine successful mildly stepping down," Kennedy said connected "Jesse Watters Primetime."
Host Jesse Watters followed up by asking whether that is now nan champion domiciled for first woman Jill Biden to play.
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"Yeah," Kennedy replied. "I deliberation she should."
However, he added that if Biden believes he is fresh to proceed his re-election bid, he should work together to "unscripted discussions" successful nationalist and must person a statement pinch his challengers.
"[T]ell america what he's going to do astir closing nan border. Tell america … what he's going to do astir restoring nan mediate class, astir ending the… forever-wars astir nan world, astir unraveling firm seizure and each these issues that are captious to our state correct now," he said.
"We request a president who is connected nan ball, personification who we each spot to reply that telephone telephone astatine 3:00 successful nan morning…"
As Watters besides noted, different property outlets began reporting connected rumblings wrong Democratic circles astir imaginable Biden replacements.
A Washington Post communicative claimed apical Democratic donors were being pressed arsenic to whether location is clip to switch Biden connected nan summons pinch different high-profile Democrat.
Some of nan names floated were Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro and Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.
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Shapiro, successful his first word aft serving arsenic lawyer wide and defeating retired Army Col. Doug Mastriano successful 2022, precocious told Harrisburg's ABC connection he has heard specified talk but characterized it arsenic "noise."
"I'm grateful group present successful Pennsylvania and group crossed nan federation are taking announcement of nan measurement we get worldly done," Shapiro told WHTM.
Whitmer was asked by MSNBC past twelvemonth astir a imaginable superior situation to Biden and replied she is "proud" to alternatively support nan president's re-election bid. She serves arsenic 1 of Biden's run co-chairs.
On Fox News, Kennedy was besides asked astir a Super Bowl ad funded by his ace PAC, which featured nan Democratic family scion's likeness superimposed complete a celebrated 1960 run advertisement of his statesmanlike uncle's.
Kennedy said he was pleasantly amazed erstwhile he saw nan advertisement for nan first clip erstwhile overmuch of America did connected CBS Sunday, and clarified his caller apology connected nan matter was directed astatine family members and others whose feelings were wounded by nan usage of JFK's ad.
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Kennedy's cousin, Bobby Shriver – boy of Eunice Kennedy Shriver: JFK's and RFK Sr.'s sister – blasted nan ad, saying his mother would beryllium "appalled by [RFK Jr's] deadly wellness attraction views," aft noting Eunice's likeness besides appeared.
On X, Kennedy replied to Shriver, saying he was sorry if nan advertisement caused him pain, adding that national regulations do not let consultation betwixt candidates and their PACs,
"I nonstop you and your family my sincerest apologies. God bless you," Kennedy wrote.
Kennedy told Watters he "loved" nan ad, but knew correct distant it would irritate immoderate of his kin.
"I don't apologize for nan ad, but I don't want to wounded people's feelings," he said.