The Biden administration refused to provide their adversary with a secret service detail in spite of safety and security fears raised by the Kennedy campaign, according to Robert Francis Kennedy Jr., Biden’s leading Democratic opponent for the presidency. Kennedy Jr. made the announcement via Twitter. “Since the assassination of my father in 1968, candidates for president are provided Secret Service protection. But not me.” RFK Jr. said.
“[t]ypical turnaround time for pro forma protection requests from presidential candidates is 14-days. After 88-days of no response and after several follow-ups by our campaign, the Biden Administration just denied our request,” according to Mr. Kennedy.
Since the assassination of my father in 1968, candidates for president are provided Secret Service protection. But not me.
Typical turnaround time for pro forma protection requests from presidential candidates is 14-days. After 88-days of no response and after several…
— Robert F. Kennedy Jr (@RobertKennedyJr) July 28, 2023
According to Kennedy DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said: “I have determined that Secret Service protection for Robert F Kennedy Jr. is not warranted at this time.”
Kennedy added that in addition to the usual death threats, “our campaign’s request included a 67-page report from the world’s leading protection firm, detailing unique and well-established security and safety risks.”
RFK Jr.’s uncle, President John Kennedy, was slain in 1963, as was his father in 1968. Kennedy is an outspoken critic of Biden for a number of reasons, including the White House’s practice of censorship, which revolts Kennedy.
In response to the vast White House-led censorship campaign, RFK Jr. said, “Huge victory as Kennedy v Biden is consolidated with Missouri v Biden. My case is a class action suit on behalf of individuals censored by the White House, who were harmed and whose rights were infringed by not hearing our messages. As Frederick Douglass pointed out, every act of censorship has two classes of victims; the speakers and the listeners!”
Huge victory as Kennedy v Biden is consolidated with Missouri v Biden. My case is a class action suit on behalf of individuals censored by the White House, who were harmed and whose rights were infringed by not hearing our messages. As Frederick Douglass pointed out, every act of…
— Robert F. Kennedy Jr (@RobertKennedyJr) July 26, 2023
Being a censorship victim himself, RFK Jr testified in front of a Congressional committee on the subject . RFK Jr. said in his opening remarks to the committee that he had been “the first person censored by the Biden administration – [just] two days after they came into office” He referred to the 1st Amendment as “important.. [for] congenial respectful debate is the fertilizer, it’s the water, it is the sunlight for our democracy. We need to be talking to each other.”
Paradoxically, Democratic committee members literally tried to censor RFK Jr. during his testimony on censorship. Hakeem Jeffries, the minority leader in the House (D-NY), recently referred to Kennedy as “a living, breathing false-flag operation.”
During his bid for the presidency in 2024, Mr. Kennedy has additionally been the target of a censoring campaign. At least two Kennedy videos on YouTube have been banned. One of the videos had RFK Jr. speaking with famous psychologist Jordan Peterson.
During a Newsmax interview last week, “Donald Trump was questioned about the potential that his choice for vice president would be Robert Francis Kennedy Jr. Trump is running for the Republican Party’s presidential candidacy; Kennedy Jr., on the other hand, is running for the Democratic Party’s nomination to take on President Joe Biden and has a sizable portion of the party’s support.”
First brought up was the possibility of Kennedy Jr. running as an independent by host Rob Schmitt, to which Trump responded: “He [RFK Jr.] got great support in the party – in the Democrat party. He has got 20 percent [of Democrats supporting him]. I saw a poll today [were he got] 23 percent of the vote. That is a lot of vote and so I don’t know would he run as an independent? He can get a lot of votes I can tell you.”
The host continued, “I don’t think that can happen, but have you ever thought about that?” after revealing that some people have suggested a unity ticket between Trump and Kennedy. “No, but people have suggested it,” Trump retorted. “I read the same things you do. There are a lot of people suggesting it. No question about that,”
Trump continued, “I have known him over the years. He’s a smart guy and well-intentioned. I really believe that he is really well-intentioned.” In spite of the fact that he denied having previously considered such a pairing, he was aware of its demand and holds Kennedy Junior in high regard.
Due to the fact that both political figures have faced censorship, there are many similarities between them. RFK Jr. recently appeared before Congress as a witness regarding some of the censorship he encountered. In his acceptance speech for the president, Kennedy recalled that “5 minutes into my speech, when I was talking about Paul Revere, YouTube de-platformed me.” He made it clear that he was “talking about [his] campaign and the conversations that we ought to be having with each other as Americans but I was shut down.”
Kennedy regarded the First Amendment and the right to free expression as the “the fertilizer, it’s the water, it is the sunlight for our democracy. We need to be talking to each other.”
Kennedy has advocated for the need to undermine the prevalent “surveillance state” and would support Trump in his fight against the deep state in that regard.