Los Angeles, United States, Nov 20 (EFE).- Former President John F. Kennedy’s nephew said Monday that if he wins the United States presidential elections in 2024 he would return the country to the path of “peace and prosperity” his uncle outlined during his mandate from 1961 to 1963.
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. said in a statement that he would “put us back on the road to peace,” claiming that this was the vision his uncle had for the US during his tenure.
The politician’s words come just days before the anniversary of JFK’s assassination is commemorated, which he described as “an indelible scar on the American psyche” because everyone who was alive at the time remembers “where they were that day.”
“During his tenure, he championed a vision of America as a nation of peace, a vision that was abandoned after his death. For the next 60 years, we maintained a military empire, squandering trillions of dollars while our economy emptied and our healthcare and infrastructure declined,” Kennedy Jr. added.
His campaign will launch Wednesday, a petition demanding US President Joe Biden make public all documents from the JFK assassination.
According to the petition, the Kennedy Assassination Records Act of 1992 mandated the release of all documents related to the assassination by 2017.
On the other hand, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. announced in October that he was abandoning the Democratic primary race to run as an independent candidate in the 2024 elections.
Until then, the politician was competing for the Democratic nomination for the next elections without any possibility, given that the party has closed ranks around Biden’s re-election.
With this decision, Kennedy positioned himself as a direct opponent of Biden and, presumably former President Donald Trump, the main favorite for the Republican nomination.
The politician is the nephew of former President John F. Kennedy, assassinated in 1963 during a visit to Dallas, Texas, and son of former Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, assassinated in 1968 while he was campaigning for the Democratic nomination for president.
The announcement did not sit well with the Kennedy family, a dynasty with a lot of influence in Washington, since four of his brothers criticized that his decision to seek the presidency from outside the Democratic Party is “dangerous” for the US because it would pave the way for the Republicans. EFE