President Joe Biden is facing another primary challenger for his party’s nod next year. The candidacy of anti-abortion activist Terrisa Bukovinac is the latest political hurdle for the president as he navigates a challenging political landscape.
Bukovinac announced her candidacy calling for the “dignity of unborn children. The challenge comes from a progressive, rather than a conservative and underscores what a number of Republican and Democratic political leaders see as Biden’s potential weakness ahead of next year’s election.
“President Biden is a collaborator in a genocide. He once stood for the dignity of unborn children and yet now, not only has he become complicit in all of this, he is the top promoter of late-term abortion in this nation and around the globe, and he’s not fit to lead,” Bukovinac said.
“In other elections, it’s felt like a choice between one [candidate] or the other. It’s never been that way,” she said.
“This year, you have another option, and it is completely unacceptable under any conditions that we would give aid to a pro-choice Democrat,” the candidate said.
Bukovinac founded Pro-Life San Francisco and Progressive Anti-Abortion Uprising.
“I’m the most pro-life candidate for the Democrats or the Republicans, so I think people are encouraged seeing young people stepping up for life,” she said.
In addition to the candidacy of Bukovinac, Biden also faces pressure from author and 2020 candidate Marianne Williamson.
Perhaps the most difficult of Biden’s challengers is environmental and vaccine safety activist Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., often known by his initials RFK. RFK is the son of former New York Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, who also served as U.S. Attorney General during the administration of his brother, former President John F. Kennedy.
RFK has attracted considerable attention since announcing his candidacy earlier this year, including from some Republican activists.
Kennedy has also had an active campaign schedule, including a town hall in New Hampshire and a visit to the U.S.-Mexico border earlier this year. After this trip, Kennedy described seeing hundreds of migrants crossing the border.
The candidate recently hinted that he could run as an independent if the Democratic National Committee does not treat him fairly.
Kennedy has also challenged Biden to a debate, which the president has not accepted.