Robert F Kennedy Jr. and his attorney, Barry Kowalski, had a stark warning Monday after a Colorado court ruling blocked President Donald Trump from appearing on the November 2020 ballot: “If the President is not on the ballot, the country will become ungovernable”.
The announcement came after a district court judge denied Kennedy and Kowalski’s appeal to reinstate Trump on the ballot after he was removed due to alleged use of “fraudulent” signatures to qualify for the election. The judge declared that the case was moot, since Trump’s name already appeared on the ballots.
In response, Kennedy issued a stern warning that “without access to the ballot, Americans will lose their opportunity to be heard, and our Constitutional forms of government will quickly become parchment on the wind. This is especially true as we face a basic question—is our country still governed by We the People or by the elites?”
RFK Jr. is an environmental lawyer and the son of the late Robert F. Kennedy, the United States Senator and former Attorney General. He is currently a senior advisor to President Trump.
Kowalski added in the press conference that Trump’s removal from the ballot “transcends politics and strikes at the heart of a functioning democracy. It suggests that the likes of unelected judges and political insiders can overrule the will of the people”.
RFK’s concerns echo those of many citizens across the country who feel that the legitimacy of the election itself has been marred by the removal of Trump’s name from many ballots. Without full and fair access to the ballot box, it becomes difficult to have faith in the democratic system and the power of voting.