Former Ohio Democrat Congressman and two-time presidential candidate (2004 and 2008) Dennis Kucinich, who served in the U.S. Congress from 1997 to 2013, said that what is known as the “deep state,” the entrenched, unelected bureaucracy within the federal government is a “clear and present danger” to America and is trying to “take down a president.”
“You have a politicization of the [government] agencies that is resulting in leaks from anonymous, unknown people,” Kucinich told Sean Hannity on FOX News And the intention is to take down a president,” he asserted.
“Now this is very dangerous to America,” he continued. “It’s a threat to our republic. It constitutes a clear and present to our way of life. So we have to be asking, ‘What is the motive of these people? Who’s putting these leaks out?’ Why doesn’t somebody come forward and make a charge and put their name and reputation behind it, instead of attacking through the media and not substantiating their position?” he asked.
The outspoken Kucinich, who is a leftist with an independent streak and someone who often defends the Constitution, said that assessing the situation should not be a partisan one and is a much larger issue than being just against one president politically.
The former congressman’s viewpoint flies in the face of much of the Democrat Party who after Obama’s crackdown on leakers, including unconstitutionally spying on reporters, now seem to welcome leaks as long as they’re damaging to Republican President Donald Trump or any other political opponent.