Robert F. Kennedy Jr., a prominent environmental lawyer and member of the storied Kennedy political dynasty, has declared his intention to run as an independent candidate in the 2024 presidential election. The Kennedy name has long been synonymous with American politics, with several family members having served over the years.
On Friday, a Kennedy campaign insider shared with Mediaite, “Bobby feels that the DNC is changing the rules to exclude his candidacy so an independent run is the only way to go.”
Kennedy Jr. has expressed his frustration with Democrats on multiple occasions in the past. In April, he spoke out against the party’s decision not to hold primary debates ahead of the 2024 presidential election.
In an interview with The Epoch Times, Kennedy said, “Debates and town halls are part of the democratic process. We’re living in a time when there’s a lot of Americans who believe our democracy is broken. And I think both political parties have to bend over backwards to start restoring faith in democracy and electional integrity.”
“Americans think the entire system is rigged against them,” he continued. “And if the DNC goes through with this—its plan to not have debate—I think that will serve