In a move that could alter the dynamics of 2024 elections, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has just declared that he will be continuing his run for the president as an independent candidate, ending his long-short pursuit of the Democratic nomination against an incumbent president.
Speaking to a crowd of supporters outside the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Kennedy said that he represented a “populist movement” which defies both right and left ideologies.
Kennedy, who is a leading vaccine skeptic and purveyor of conspiracy theories, said the Democrats are scared that he will ruin the 2024 election for President Biden, while the Republicans that he will spoil the upcoming election for Trump. “The truth is, they’re both right. My intention is to spoil it for both of them.”
Since announcing his candidacy in April, the 69-year-old has been one of the lead critics of Democratic leadership and has accused of “hijacking the party machinery” to stifle his challenge to Biden. He has also repeatedly said in his interview and public appearance that the party has abandoned its principles and has become corrupt.