On Sunday, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. had a change of heart and advocated for an inquiry into the supposed bribery scheme involving the Bidens.
In a conversation with Fox News, the Democratic presidential candidate voiced that the accusations concerning President Joe Biden and Hunter Biden, specifically claims of receiving $5 million in bribes, merit a comprehensive investigation. “I believe the emerging issues are sufficiently troubling that a thorough investigation into what transpired is essential,” Kennedy expressed. He added, “If it’s true that Burisma, a company notorious for corruption, disbursed $10 million to Hunter and his father, it’s genuinely unsettling.”
On his Twitter account, @RobertKennedyJr conveyed to @MariaBartiromo his stance that the Burisma allegations warrant examination.
Kennedy’s statement indicates a significant shift from just a week ago when he refrained from criticizing President Joe Biden about alleged family corruption. This shift occurred despite a survey revealing deep public concern over the scandal.
Kennedy mentioned to Fox News that he intended to concentrate on issues and values rather than resorting to ad hominem attacks when queried about the scandal. When Fox News inquired if alleged corruption was a matter voters should worry about, Kennedy responded, “It’s something that people should be wary of across the board, but it’s not something I’m employing as a frontline strategy for my campaign.”
This turnaround follows the release of an FBI document by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), alleging that both President Joe Biden and Hunter Biden each received $5 million from Mykola Zlochevsky, the founder of Burisma Holdings, following Joe Biden’s threat to withhold Ukraine’s aid until then-President Petro Poroshenko fired a prosecutor investigating Burisma.
This shift in Kennedy’s stance aligns with polling data, indicating that most independent voters would like to see the Biden family business investigated by Congress. Most registered voters think the Biden family received millions from sources linked to the Chinese government. Moreover, a survey shows that 61 percent of Americans believe Hunter Biden received preferential treatment in his plea agreement with U.S. Prosecutor David Weiss.