Robert Kennedy Jr. files to run in 2024 Democratic primary
The Kennedy saga aspires to to retake the White House. Now it is Robert Kennedy Jr, 69, nephew of former U.S. President John F. Kennedy and son of Robert F. Kennedy, former U.S. Secretary of Justice and presidential candidate assassinated in 1968, who will run in the Democratic primaries for the 2024 election race.
Environmentalistand with a speech antivaccineKennedy Jr. filed the necessary documentation in Boston on Wednesday in order to be able to attend.
His candidacy joins self-help guru Marianne Williamson in a presidential primary in which. President Joe Biden is expected to run soon. as the heavy favorite.
In the past this Kennedi has not been without controversy. In 2019, three members of his family, his sister Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, his brother Joseph P. Kennedy II, and his niece Maeve Kennedy McKean, vigorously denounced his anti-vaccine views in a Politico op-ed, arguing that he was “part of a disinformation campaign that is having heartbreaking and deadly consequences.”
In 2022, Kennedy Jr. invoked Nazi Germany in a speech against vaccines. at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. The year before, Instagram deleted his account “for repeatedly sharing discredited claims about the coronavirus.”
As recalled by the CNNthere is a long list of family members in politics. His sister Kathleen was lieutenant governor of Maryland from 1995 to 2003. His brother Joseph was a congressman from Massachusetts from 1987 to 1999. And most recently his brother Chris Kennedy was a failed candidate for governor of Illinois in 2018.. The last Kennedy to hold elected office was his nephew, Joe Kennedy III., who lost the Democratic primary for Senate in 2020. (He is now the U.S. envoy for Northern Ireland). Caroline Kennedy, daughter of former President Kennedy, is currently the U.S. ambassador to Australia.