On Friday, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. announced that his appeal for Secret Service protection as a 2024 presidential contender was denied by the administration of President Biden.
He released an extensive statement on Twitter where, as a Democratic aspirant for the White House, he referenced the tragic event of his father's assassination—Robert F. Kennedy—during his presidential run in 1968.
"Since the assassination of my father in 1968, candidates for president are provided Secret Service protection. But not me," Kennedy wrote.
"Typical turnaround time for pro forma protection requests from presidential candidates is 14-days," he wrote. "After 88-days of no response and after several follow-ups by our campaign, the Biden Administration just denied our request."
Kennedy stated that he got a communication from Secretary of Homeland Security Mayorkas, which said, "I have determined that Secret Service protection for Robert F Kennedy Jr is not warranted at this time."
JUST IN: RFK Jr. reveals the Biden administration denied his request for Secret Service protection after 88-days of no response.
“Since the assassination of my father in 1968, candidates for president are provided Secret Service protection. But not me,” RFK Jr. said.
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"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 aside from commonplace death threats," Kennedy said.
The assassination of Kennedy Jr.'s father in a Los Angeles hotel occurred almost five years subsequent to the murder of his uncle, the former President John F. Kennedy, in Dallas in November of 1963.
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