Former Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul claimed John F. Kennedy was “murdered by our government” during a Tuesday interview with political commentator Tim Pool.
Paul appeared on Pool’s show, “Timcast IRL,” for a wide ranging interview about current events, economics and war. Pool asked Paul 10 minutes into the show about the possibility of America entering World War III against Russia. (RELATED: YouTube Deletes Ron Paul Channel, Rejects Appeal, Then Reinstates It After Getting Called Out On Twitter)
Dr. @RonPaul Details the Day the ‘Coup’ Against American Democracy Was Cemented
November 22, 1963: “That was the day Kennedy was murdered by our government. You know, by the CIA.” pic.twitter.com/ppnS1MVKRV
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“I’m arguing the case that we’re in the middle of it and moving right along, that the revolution has been fought, there’s been a coup, we don’t have any resemblance to a government that believes in a Republic, we don’t have honest money, we don’t have integrity,” Paul said.
“But I do believe there has been a coup, and it’s been taken over, and if I want to, and if I can I want to just put the date in my mind, and anybody could pick probably any date in the last 100 years, but I have picked November 22nd 1963,” Paul continued. “That was the day Kennedy was murdered by our government, you know by the CIA.”
Then-president John F. Kennedy was murdered as he rode through Dealey Plaza in downtown Dallas on his way to a luncheon. He was shot around 12:30 p.m. and pronounced dead at 1:00 p.m. at Parkland Memorial Hospital, the JFK Presidential Library says.
Police arrested Lee Harvey Oswald, a newly hired employee at the Texas School Book Depository, for the murder. The Marine veteran carried out the murder from the sixth floor of the book depository and acted alone, according to an investigation by the Warren Commission. Oswald was killed by nightclub owner Jack Ruby, who was allegedly tied to organized crime figures in Chicago.
Skepticism about the official narrative regarding Kennedy’s assassination has persisted, with a majority of Americans believing Oswald did not act alone, a 2013 Gallup poll found. At least 50% of Americans have doubted the official narrative since Kennedy was murdered, Gallup data shows.
A separate 2017 poll from FiveThirtyEight recorded similar results with Americans across political and demographic lines. In addition, more than 70% of voters supported a successful push for the Biden administration to release classified documents about Kennedy’s assassination, a poll conducted in December 2022 measured, per Axios.