Robert F. Kennedy Jr., the son of former U.S. Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy Sr. and nephew of former President John F. Kennedy, has officially announced his candidacy for the 2024 Democratic presidential nomination. Kennedy, who is 69 years old, filed a statement of candidacy with the Federal Election Commission on Wednesday.
Kennedy graduated from Harvard College in 1976 with a B.A. in American History and Literature and obtained his law degree from the University of Virginia, followed by a Master of Laws from Pace University. After working as an Assistant District Attorney in Manhattan, Kennedy moved into environmental law as an advocate for environmental justice. He has also authored several New York Times best-selling books.
In recent years, Kennedy has become a vocal opponent of vaccinations, and was at the center of a federal government censorship push on Twitter, as reported by the Twitter Files. Kennedy has also been linked with people who pushed the false claim that the 2020 presidential election was stolen, and those who cheered or downplayed the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.
In 2021, Kennedy released a book, “The Real Anthony Fauci,” in which he accused the U.S.’s top infectious disease doctor of assisting in “a historic coup d’etat against Western democracy” and promoted unproven COVID-19 treatments such as ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine.
Kennedy’s candidacy is likely to be met with a mixed response from Democrats. While some may welcome an alternative to Joe Biden, others may be wary of Kennedy’s controversial stances on vaccines and other issues. Kennedy is also likely to face an uphill battle in the primaries, as he is up against an incumbent president, and his campaign will likely be met with criticism from the Democratic establishment.
Robert F Kennedy, Jr, just announced his candidacy for the Democratic ticket and the knives are already out gunning for him… his candidacy will prove, beyond a shadow of doubt, that the establishment media will crucify anyone who challenges the Swamp or the status quo. They… https://t.co/8W77dhbArp
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