Marianne Williamson Blasts Democrats For ‘Making’ Her Run Against Biden: ‘Trying To Suppress My Voice’
PORTSMOUTH, NH – EXCLUSIVE: Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson says that President Biden and the The establishment of the Democratic Party is “mocking” her and “trying to stop her.” [her] voice” as she runs for the White House for the second straight time.
Williamson, a best-selling author and spiritual counselor who is the first Democrat with a national following to challenge a primary for president, confirmed in an exclusive national interview with Fox News Digital that she hopes Biden to discuss, if he goes ahead as expected and launches his 2024 re-election Campaign.
But Williamson said, referring to Biden and Democratic National Committee officials: “I don’t think anybody has any illusions that they intend in any way, shape or form, to have the president on the stage to share with me. ”
While most leaders in the Democratic Party from both the establishment and progressive wings say they will support Biden if he seeks a second term, Williamson – who asked for compensation and Department of Peace as part of her long unsuccessful campaign for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination – said the US is on the “wrong road” under Biden and that it was “time to move on” from 80-year-old president.
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On Saturday, she launched her 2024 campaign at an event at Union Station in the nation’s capital.
When asked Monday if the president was bothered by Williamson’s campaign disclosure, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre appeared to mock the candidate, saying: “I’m not keeping track on that. I mean, if – what is it. A little cry here – a crystal ball, I could tell you. Eight magic balls, or whatever. If I could feel her aura.”
In his first year in the White House, Biden told his staff that anyone found treating a colleague with disrespect would be fired on the spot. Williamson told Fox News on Wednesday “I wouldn’t say anybody should be let go, because I’m not going to try to fire anybody. “
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“I think it would be very appropriate for the president to say that he respects the Constitution, that he respects the right of people to run for office. I would like that to hear from the president,” she said.
Public opinion polls show Biden leagues ahead of Williamson. Asked if she felt her campaign was not being taken seriously by the president and his team and the Democratic Party, she replied: “I think it’s very fair. to say they don’t take me seriously. But more important than that they are. trying to make you not take me seriously. That means on some level they take me seriously.”
But she said “this kind of mockery is purposeful. That’s what they did to me last time – make her look like a laughing stock so that no one could think of voting for her. They know what they’re doing in doing. It’s the talking points of the Democratic Party at this point. But my hope is that people don’t buy it as easily as they did last time.”
During the 2020 cycle, Williamson was an unconventional candidate who preached the politics of love. She emphasized “six pillars for a season of moral repair,” including economic justice. She proposed the creation of a Department of Children and Youth and a Department of Peace, and pushed for reparations for the descendants of African-American slaves. Among her unorthodox actions was a meditation session while campaigning in New Hampshire.
But Williamson struggled with fundraising and was unsuccessful in most of the Democratic presidential debates. Days after firing most of her small staff, she dropped out of the race in January 2020, just before the start of the nominating primaries and caucuses.
“I have a right to run. This is a democracy,” Williamson told Fox News. And referring to the Democrats, she said: “how can a party claim to be a supporter of democracy if anything about its original process is to destroy that democracy. way to try to suppress my voice.”
Williamson was interviewed hours after she arrived in New Hampshire as she began five days of campaigning in the traditional first nation presidential base state.
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She says she will spend a lot of time campaigning in New Hampshire in the future. That’s not surprising because political strategists have said that if there is going to be a primary challenge against Biden, New Hampshire is likely to be the state in which the action will take place.
New Hampshire, which prides itself on informed voters and an emphasis on small-scale retail politics, has been the first primary in the race for the White House for a century. While Republicans are making no changes to their presidential nomination calendar in the 2024 election cycle, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) last month voted overwhelmingly to approve the new top of the calendar pushed by Biden that costs the traditional table.
New Hampshire will now vote second in the DNC calendar, along with Nevada, three days after South Carolina, under the new schedule.
But Granite State Democrats warn that New Hampshire will still go first — thanks to a longstanding state law that mandates primary lead placement — and that a primary could was not authorized by the DNC, where Biden will not be participating, inviting trouble. the president.
“Your primary is going to happen on schedule. So, whether the president participates or not, this is where it’s going to happen,” Williamson said. “I’m here. And I think New Hampshire-ites have a tradition of weighing in and you have a chance to weigh in whether the president is here or now. Yes I hope he’s here and I hope he debates me, but we’ll see.”
But later in the interview she acknowledged that the likelihood that she would face Biden on the level of the debate was low.
Williamson is again pushing “an agenda of fundamental economic reform.” She argued that “that’s not what the president is offering. What the president is offering is to reduce stress. What the president is offering is doing what we can here and there to make life easier for people in an unfair system.”
The candidate is advocating for universal health care, tuition-free college and technical school, college loan debt cancellation, a minimum wage of $15 an hour, free childcare, and paid family and medical leave. “This is a middle ground in every other advanced democracy,” she said. “The American people have been trained to expect too little.”
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She criticized Biden’s performance in the White House, saying “when the president says ‘give me four more years to finish the job,’ what’s the job?” Because the things I’m complaining about are things he could have done in his first four years. “
And she vowed that “much more could be done and if I am president it will be done.”