Robert Kennedy Jr, a famous anti-vaccine advocate whose uncle “JFK” was the thirty fifth US president, formally introduced his personal White Home bid on Wednesday.
The 69-year-old outsider intends to compete for the Democratic Get together’s nomination in opposition to incumbent President Joe Biden, who has but to announce his reelection bid however has repeatedly stated he plans to run.
Kennedy’s father “RFK” served as legal professional common underneath Democratic president John F Kennedy and later as a US senator from New York.
The assassinations of each brothers — JFK in 1963 and RFK in 1968 throughout his personal presidential marketing campaign — are considered as among the many most vital occasions in twentieth century US politics.
RFK Jr labored for many years as an environmental lawyer, however has been recognized since 2005 for selling conspiracy theories about vaccines, notably linking them to the event of autism.
“I’ve come right here right this moment to announce my candidacy for the Democratic nomination for president of the USA,” he stated at his marketing campaign launch occasion in Massachusetts, the stronghold of the Kennedy household.
Among the many crown assembled in Boston, a number of supporters wore caps with anti-vaccine messages.
Kennedy vowed to finish the deep political division in the USA by “telling the reality to the American individuals.”
Regardless of his extremely recognizable title, Kennedy’s bid is a longshot in opposition to incumbent Biden, whose personal official launch is predicted later within the 12 months, although no date has been introduced.
A couple of others have additionally introduced they are going to problem 80-year-old Biden for the Democratic nomination, however no high-profile names have joined the race.
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