Democratic presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. recently appeared on podcaster Joe Rogan’s show, claiming that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) killed his uncle, former President John F. Kennedy, and that he, too, could be targeted by the agency.
Kennedy repeatedly shared his belief that the CIA was responsible for the assassinations of his uncle and his father, Robert F. Kennedy. Rogan brought up the matter during his recent conversation with Kennedy.
“Like, if you’re talking about your uncle, who was assassinated, and you believe the intelligence agencies were a part of that,” Rogan asked Kennedy. “What happens to you?”
“I gotta be careful,” Kennedy replied. “I’m aware of that, I’m aware of that danger. I don’t live in fear of it — at all. But I’m not stupid about it and I take precautions.”
Joe Rogan asks RFK Jr. what he thinks will happen to him if he gets into office after talking about the CIA’s alleged involvement in JFK’s assassination.@RobertKennedyJr: “I gotta be careful. I’m aware of that danger. I don’t live in fear of it — at all.. I take precautions.” pic.twitter.com/F5OEc4936Y
— ALX 🇺🇸 (@alx) June 15, 2023
In 1963, the U.S. government concluded that former U.S. Marine Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in the murder of John F. Kennedy.
It was also determined that there was no verifiable evidence to prove that Oswald was part of a conspiracy to assassinate Kennedy.
Kennedy said the military, CIA, and his uncle were constantly “at war” with each other during Kennedy’s presidency and that both entities were “trying to trick” the late president into deploying troops in various countries, such as Cuba and Vietnam.
Kennedy added that his uncle was “fed up” with the CIA and that he wanted to “shatter” the agency and “scatter it to the winds.”
Kennedy, who announced his presidential campaign in April 2023, is known for speaking out against vaccines. He has claimed that vaccines cause autism and repeated as such during his conversation with Rogan.
“Everybody will say, ‘There’s just no study that shows autism and vaccines are connected.’ That’s just crazy. That’s people who are not looking at science.”
“It’s part of the religion,” Kennedy added. Rogan agreed.
Kennedy’s comments come as he maintains a distant second place among Democrats but has double-digit support against President Joe Biden in multiple polls.
Polling shows that Biden might easily cruise to win his party’s nomination, especially since the Democratic National Committee (DNC) announced it would not hold primary debates, which is customary for an incumbent president seeking re-election.
Yet, according to Fox News, Kennedy’s polling numbers and growing support could inspire a third-party challenger who might take votes away from Biden.