James Van Der Beek, an actor most recognized for his work on “Dawson’s Creek,” criticized the Democratic Party this week in a video for not allowing President Biden to participate in a primary debate.
The announcement comes as more unconventional members of the party, such as Marianne Williamson and Robert F. Kennedy Jr., have made significant gains in primary polls after announcing their bids for the presidency.
“What the heck, I mean? What kind of democracy is this? In a Memorial Day video, Van Der Beek questioned. “I find it incomprehensible that the Democratic National Committee has said there won’t be a debate to choose the presidential candidate. You’ve got to be joking, right? There is no argument?
There is no discussion of an 80-year-old man who, if he survives, would be the most elderly president in the nation’s history. Has a vice president whose popularity rating is more dire than his, he added, “and if he doesn’t live? This man’s mental abilities are clearly deteriorating. You position him in front of a podium with flashcards that outline who to call on and what the questions will be. And you’re saying there isn’t an opposing view? What about the people’s will?
“This isn’t a democracy by the people; this constitutes a democracy by them if there is no discussion. To whom? major banks? large industry? Big government, big pharma, big everything,” he remarked. “Before you start tweeting about how appreciative you are that there are individuals who are prepared to die to maintain democracy, think, and do your f***ing job, because you are not preserving democracy at this time. You are pressuring the rest of us to accept your choice.
Van Der Beek even said that Biden would not be a “legitimate president” if he were elected for office again since he would not have had to face Democratic primary voters.