Fox News reported the leader of the Revolutionary Communist Party USA has come out in support of Joe Biden the presumptive Democratic nominee for the 2020 election. Bob Akavian implored voters to “deliver a decisive defeat to Trump and the whole fascist regime.”
In a statement posted on the Revolutionary Communist Party USA’s website – Bob Avakian said that ousting Trump from the White House was too important of a goal.
“At this critical hour, every appropriate means of non-violent action must be utilized to remove this regime from power,” Avakian wrote. “And if, in spite of mass protest demanding the removal of the Trump/Pence regime, this regime remains in power when it is time for voting, then — without placing fundamental reliance on this — using all appropriate means to work for the removal of this regime must include voting against Trump (assuming the election is actually held).”
“To be clear,” he added, “this means not a ‘protest vote’ for some candidate who has no chance of winning, but actually voting for the Democratic Party candidate, Biden, in order to effectively vote against Trump.”
Avakian, who founded the party in 1979 and has a controversial past including a prison sentence for desecrating the American flag, support for Peru’s Shining Path guerrillas, and in 1969 became involved with the Black Panther Party.
“Biden is not ‘better’ than Trump, in any meaningful way — except that he is not Trump and is not part of the move to consolidate and enforce fascist rule, with everything that means,” he said. “The struggle against this fascist regime needs to include voting against Trump by voting for Biden … and being prepared to carry forward this mass mobilization if Trump loses the election but refuses to leave.”