Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has filed the documents required to run for the office of President of the United States. The 69-year-old, nephew of former President John F. Kennedy, is to run for the Democratic Party in the elections scheduled for 2024.
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is the son of Senator Robert F. Kennedy, who was assassinated in 1968, and the nephew of the 35th. president of the United States John F. Kennedy. He submitted an application allowing him to run for the presidency USAconfirmed on Wednesday John E. Sullivan responsible for the issues of financing the 69-year-old’s campaign.
As the “Wall Street Journal” emphasizes, although Robert Kennedy Jr. announced his start on behalf of the Democratic Party, he does not expect him to be a dangerous rival for the current US president Joe Bidenwho has already unofficially announced that he will run for re-election in 2024.
Robert Kennedy Jr. for president
Professionally, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is a lawyer specializing in environmental issues. He has worked with a group that cleans up the Hudson River and has worked for an international non-profit group, the Natural Resources Defense Council.
Robert Kennedy Jr. first announced his intentions to run for president on March 10. As he tweeted, “if I can raise the money and mobilize enough people to win, I will be in the race.”
“If I run, my top priority will be to end the corrupt combination of state and corporate power that has ruined our economy, shattered the middle class, polluted our landscapes and waters, poisoned our children, and robbed us of our values and freedoms,” he wrote at the time.
Kennedy against vaccines
In recent years, Robert Kennedy Jr. has been known primarily for his anti-vaccine views. As founder of the non-profit organization Children’s Health Defense, which aims to “end the epidemic of disease among children,” he has repeatedly spoken out about the alleged link between widespread use of vaccines and an increased risk of autism. The falsehood of the statement about the link between vaccinations and autism has been proven by a number of independent studies. Robert Kennedy Jr. also compared the US vaccine policy to the actions of totalitarian states, adding that in his opinion “Anne Frank was in a better position when she was hiding from the Nazis” than US citizens in 2022.
In 2019, members of the Kennedy family spoke out about his views. In an open letter to Politico, his sister Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, brother Joseph P. Kennedy II and niece Maeve Kennedy McKean said they did not share a similar view, calling the 69-year-old’s claims “tragically wrong” and “deadly.”
Two years later a social networking site Instagram has removed Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s run there. accounts due to “repeated sharing of refuted claims”. In 2022, all Children’s Health Defense accounts also disappeared from the Meta platforms, which was justified by violating the rules on medical disinformation in force there.
CNN, Wall Street Journal, BBC, childrenshealthdefense.org
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