(ReclaimingAmerica.net) – The first official candidate for the 2024 Democrat presidential nomination – self-help author Marianne Williamson – has accused the party leadership of “rigging” the primaries in favor of President Joe Biden.
Williamson announced her 2024 White House bid last month, the first and so far only Democrat to do so. She also sought the nomination in 2020. After dropping out of that race early on, she endorsed Socialist US Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont.
President Joe Biden is widely expected to declare his reelection candidacy any week.
“The [Democratic National Committee] should not be rigging this system. They don’t even pretend anymore. They’re not even covert about their — their swaying the primary season. They’re very overt about it,” Williamson told Oprah Winfrey on ABC News’s “This Week.”
The former spiritual guru insisted that the DNC’s decision to shift the first Democrat primary from New Hampshire to South Carolina was designed to help Joe Biden capture the nomination.
In 2020, Biden’s campaign was saved by his landslide primary victory in South Carolina.
“So that’s what’s going on, is they’re rigging the system for Biden?” ABC News’s Jonathan Karl asked Williamson.
“They even admit that,” replied the 70-year-old best-selling author, as cited by The New York Post.
In a post on her website, Williamson declared that she was running for the presidential nomination of the Democratic Party because the nation’s leadership should be decided by “voters in a democracy” and not by party honchos.
Some Democrat operatives have already characterized Williamson’s 2024 candidacy as a “joke.”
“I believe the American people should be offered an agenda for genuine, fundamental economic reform. And… it should not be the DNC that decides. It should be the voters who decide. That is what a democracy is,” the leftist political activist said on ABC News.
She was asked to comment on The Associated Press calling her presidential bid a “longshot.”
“I would bet that ’The Associated Press’ also said that Hillary Clinton was a shoo-in,” Williamson stated, referring to 2016 when President Donald Trump defeated the former first lady.
“So the system that is now saying that I’m unserious and I’m not credible or I’m a long shot is the very system that protects and maintains this idea that only those whose careers have been entrenched within the system that drove us into a ditch should possibly be considered qualified to lead us out of that ditch,” the self-help author elaborated.
“My qualification is not that I know how to perpetuate that system. My qualification is that I know how to disrupt it. And that is what we need,” Williamson argued.
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— New York Post (@nypost) March 5, 2023