Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has just made a move that is likely to cause waves in the Democratic Party as well as turn the 2024 Presidential Election on its head. Having expressed his distaste with the Democrat Party for some time now, Kennedy has finally decided to rip the bandaid off and declare his plan for run for president as an independent candidate.
The Kennedy political dynasty is one of the most storied in American history, with several family members having served in various capacities over the years.
Kennedy has been vocal about his frustration with Democrats recently. In April, he spoke out against the party’s decision not to hold primary debates ahead of the 2024 presidential election.
He noted that these debates are a key part of restoring faith in democracy and electoral integrity and expressed his belief that without them, Americans will feel like their voices aren’t being heard or represented.
House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) responded by holding a press conference attacking Kennedy’s campaign calling it a “false flag operation” meant to take down President Joe Biden.
BREAKING: RFK Jr plans to announce independent run for president: reporthttps://t.co/CZKYlVIdxz
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) September 29, 2023
Kennedy’s views have always been unconventional which could potentially be an advantage for him during the 2024 elections while running as an independent candidate.
He has been critical of large pharmaceutical companies and opposed to US involvement in Ukrainian war; stances which could draw both conservative and liberal voters alike depending on how they are marketed during his campaign.
Political analysts have long speculated that Trump had considered bringing Kennedy onto his ticket as Vice President.
Roger Stone even went so far as to suggest that Trump had promised RFK Jr a balanced commission to study vaccine safety prior to being elected president himself.
It remains unclear whether this will happen but if it does then it could be just what Kennedy needs in order to gain enough support from both sides of the aisle leading up to Election Day.