RFK Jr. to Run for President against Biden

Prominent environmentalist Robert F. Kennedy Jr. filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission on Wednesday to officially launch his 2024 presidential campaign.

Kennedy Jr. filed to challenge President Biden next year as a Democrat, joining self-help guru Marianne Williamson as the only other declared major candidate in the party in the White House race.

The 69-year-old is the son of former US attorney general, senator, and 1968 presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy – who was shot and killed by Sirhan Sirhan on the campaign trail here in Los Angeles. He is also the nephew of former President John F. Kennedy, who was assassinated while in office.

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RFK Jr. has been an outspoken critic of vaccines and vaccine mandates for over a decade. Over the years, Kennedy Jr. has emerged as one of the leading opponents of vaccines. His anti-vaccine efforts only intensified after the COVID-19 pandemic and the development of vaccines that offer protection against the virus.

Children’s Health Defense, an anti-vaccine charity run by Kennedy Jr., more than doubled its revenues in 2020 to $6.8 million.

In February 2021, Instagram banned RFK Jr. for spreading information about the COVID-19 vaccine to his more than 800,000 followers. He had linked the death of Major League Baseball legend Hank Aaron to the COVID-19 vaccine.

RFK Jr., who speaks in a distinctly raspy voice, suffers from laryngeal dystonia, a disorder in which the muscles that generate a person’s voice go into periods of spasm.