RFK Jr. Makes 2024 Presidential Bid

By Harold W. Reid, The Chicago Times

April 6, 2023

WASHINGTON – Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. announced this week that he will make a run for the White House in 2024, making him the second Democratic candidate to challenge the Biden administration’s hold on the White House.

Kennedy, 69, the son of former US Senator Robert F. Kennedy and nephew of former President John F. Kennedy, both victims of political assassination, filed papers with the Federal Election Commission on Wednesday to make a bid for the White House in the 2024 election cycle.

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. (2017) Photo: Gage Skidmore

Kennedy becomes the second Democratic challenger, along with self-help “guru” Marianne Williamson, who launched her bid for the White House in March.

Kennedy, who exercises his right to free speech, has been a longtime vaccine skeptic who was once asked in 2017 by former President Donald Trump to oversee a presidential panel to review vaccine safety.

Even though Kennedy is a lifelong Democrat, he was not immune to the censoring of social media for utilizing his right to free speech.  In 2021, Meta’s (nee Facebook) Instagram canceled Kennedy’s account after he shared controversial claims about COVID-19.

Kennedy tweeted “If I run, my top priority will be to end the corrupt merger between state and corporate power that has ruined our economy, shattered the middle class, polluted our landscapes and waters, poisoned our children and robbed us of our values and freedoms.”