Kennedy family to endorse Biden in Philadelphia in latest rebuke to RFK Jr.

The Kennedy family was scheduled to endorse President Biden in his re-election campaign during an event in Philadelphia on Thursday, strongly condemning Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s independent bid for the White House.

The Biden campaign expects 15 members of the Kennedy family to attend Thursday’s event, along with the president. Kerry Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s sister, is scheduled to release a statement outlining her family’s support for Biden.

“President Biden has been a champion of all the rights and freedoms that his father and uncles championed,” Kerry Kennedy will say, according to excerpts provided by the Biden campaign.

Kerry Kennedy: “You can only imagine how Donald Trump’s outrageous lies and actions shocked my father, Robert F. Kennedy, who proudly served as Attorney General of the United States and kept his promise to uphold the law and protect our country.” “I can’t do it,” he would say, directly calling out to his father. “Papa stood for equal justice, human rights, and freedom from want and fear, just as President Biden does today.”

After announcing their support, Biden and Kennedy will participate in grassroots organizing events with local volunteers and participate in voter outreach efforts such as phone calls and door-knocking.

Thursday’s endorsement is not surprising, as Kerry Kennedy and other family members have expressed disapproval of Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s presidential bid and sought to distance themselves from his campaign. .

Last month, Biden invited more than 30 members of the Kennedy family to the White House for Sunday’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Robert F. Kennedy Jr. was not present.

Kennedy Jr., an activist and lawyer, has raised conspiracy theories about vaccines and widely expressed distrust of the government. He recently caused controversy with his comments regarding the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol.

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He is running his own campaign for the White House, saying that Biden will be unable to serve in the next term and that former President Trump “failed” in his first term and is bad for the country. It is claimed that it will have an effect.

Democrats have expressed concern that his candidacy could draw votes away from Biden in November and help Trump win in a close race. A pro-Trump super PAC launched a website earlier this week labeling Kennedy Jr. a “radical liberal” and highlighting his views on taxation, gun control and climate change.

A New York Times/Siena College poll released Saturday found President Trump’s approval rating at 46% and Biden at 45%, a difference from February when Trump led by 5 percentage points. Shrunk.

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