Actor James Van Der Beek, who is best known for his role in “Dawson’s Creek,” slammed the Democrat Party in a video this week for refusing to allow President Joe Biden to be subjected to the rigors of a primary debate.
The news comes as more fringe characters in the party like Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., and Marianne Williamson have gained decent traction in primary polls after both candidates announced presidential campaigns.
“I mean, what the hell? How is this a democracy?” Van Der Beek asked in a Memorial Day video. “I cannot get over the fact that the Democratic National Committee is saying there will not be a debate to decide the nominee for president. Are you f***ing kidding me? There’s no debate?”
“There’s no debate over an 80-year-old man who, if he lives, will be the oldest sitting president in the history of the country? And if he doesn’t live, has a vice president whose approval rating is worse than his?” he continued. “This guy has obviously declining mental faculties. You’re putting him up in front of a podium with flashcards telling him who to call on and what the questions are going to be. And you’re telling us there’s no debate? What about the will of the people?”
“If we don’t have a debate, this is not a democracy by the people, this is a democracy by them. For who? Big banks? Big business? Big tech, big pharma, big government, big whatever,” he said. “Think, and do your f***ing job before you start posting about how grateful you are there are people out there who are willing to die to preserve democracy, cause you are not preserving democracy right now. You are shoehorning your pick and forcing it on the rest of us.”
Van Der Beek went as far as to suggest that if Biden becomes president again, he will not be a “legitimate president” because he will not have had to face Democrat primary voters.
James van der Beek, best known for his role in Dawson’s Creek, takes the DNC to task for refusing to hold a debate between Biden and the other Democratic nominees and for getting everything wrong for the past two years. It’s clear where he stands on the COVID issue. pic.twitter.com/12GTC958r1
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) May 31, 2023