According to Mediaite, which was the first to report this afternoon, a “campaign insider” disclosed that Robert F. Kennedy Jr., the founder and chairman of Children’s Health Defense currently on leave, is set to announce his candidacy for president as an Independent on October 9th in Philadelphia.
News outlets today have announced that Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is expected to declare his candidacy as an Independent for the position of U.S. president.
Mediaite, which initially reported the news, revealed that Kennedy will make this announcement in Philadelphia on October 9th. The reason behind this decision, as stated by the source, is that he believes the Democratic National Committee (DNC) is altering the rules to exclude his candidacy, necessitating an independent run.
Kennedy, the founder and chairman of Children’s Health Defense, initially announced his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination in Boston on April 20th, with a pledge to “reduce chronic disease in children.”
Kennedy commenced his campaign with a comprehensive two-hour speech, covering a wide array of topics, including his family’s history in American politics, the military-industrial complex, extensive censorship, as well as threats to civil liberties, the environment, and public health.
Throughout his speech, Kennedy consistently emphasized how these issues directly impact the well-being of children. He reminded the audience of the duty America’s leaders bear in safeguarding children from toxic pesticides, hazardous pharmaceuticals, and the “corrupt merger of state and corporate power,” which jeopardizes the health and financial security of future generations.
Kennedy, renowned for his extensive career as an environmental attorney, condemned corporate polluters for their detrimental impact on the environment. He conveyed to the audience:
“If we want to meet our obligation as a generation, as a civilization, as a nation, which is to create communities for our children that provide them with the same opportunities for dignity and enrichment and prosperity and good health as the communities that our parents gave us, we’ve got to start by protecting our environmental infrastructure.
“If we want to measure our economy … we ought to be measuring it based upon how it produces jobs and the dignity of jobs over the generations, and how it preserves the value of the assets of our community.”
He also criticized pandemic lockdown policies, describing them as “an assault on American children,” while citing a study from Brown University indicating that toddlers suffered a 22-point drop in IQ.