Democratic presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has raised concerns over the denial of his request for U.S. Secret Service protection. He pointed out that since the assassination of his father in 1968, presidential candidates have been provided with Secret Service protection, but he has been denied this crucial security measure by the Biden Administration.
Kennedy claimed that the Department of Homeland Security Secretary, Alejandro Mayorkas, told his campaign that Secret Service protection for him is not warranted at this time. Despite submitting a detailed 67-page report outlining security risks and threats, his request was turned down. Typically, pro forma protection requests receive a response within two weeks, making the denial puzzling.
The denial comes at a time when Kennedy is facing a significant gap in the Democratic primary polls, with President Joe Biden leading by a large margin. However, it’s worth noting that Kennedy still maintains the highest favorability rating of any presidential candidate, both Republican and Democrat.
Apart from his campaign-related concerns, Kennedy has also made headlines for his claims about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963. He has alleged that the CIA was involved in his uncle’s death, which the CIA has vehemently denied, attributing such claims to foreign intelligence services.
In addition to the denial of Secret Service protection, Kennedy has raised concerns about childhood vaccines and the prevailing narrative about his father’s assassination. He believes that the evidence points to other individuals being involved in his father’s death and has contested the official version of events.
Overall, Kennedy’s experience with the denial of Secret Service protection and his bold statements about past events have garnered attention and sparked discussions from a conservative perspective. These incidents underscore the complexities and controversies surrounding both historical and present-day issues in American politics.