Robert F. Kennedy Jr., the nephew of former President John F. Kennedy and son of former Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, has announced his bid for the presidency in 2024 as a Democrat. Kennedy, a well-known environmental lawyer and leading voice in the anti-vaccine movement, has filed election paperwork with the Federal Election Commission to seek the Democratic nomination.
Kennedy's announcement comes as a surprise to many, as he has not held political office before and has been a controversial figure in recent years due to his stance on vaccines. However, Kennedy has been encouraged to run by former Trump adviser Steve Bannon, who believes he could bring a sense of chaos to the race.
Kennedy's campaign platform is expected to focus on environmental issues, as well as healthcare and social justice. He has been a vocal advocate for clean energy and has criticized the use of fossil fuels. He has also been a strong supporter of Medicare for All and has spoken out against income inequality.