RFK Jr. Continues Calling for Secret Service Protection After the Killing of Ecuadorian Presidential Candidate

Democratic Party presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is continuing to call President Joe Biden to provide him with protection for the candidate.

Former Ohio Congressman and now-Kennedy campaign manager Dennis Kucinich publicly urged Biden to demand that Secret Service protect Kennedy after the assassination of Ecuadorian presidential candidate Fernando Villavicencio on August 9, 2023 right before a presidential election. Villavicencio ran on a platform fighting corruption and taking on drug cartels. A gunman eventually assassinated Villavicencio during a political rally in Quito, Ecuador’s capital. 

“The killing of Mr. Villavicencio proves how volatile the political climate has become,” Kucinich declared in a press release “Yesterday the FBI confronted a man who had threatened President Biden, an incident that led to the man being shot dead by government agents.”

Kucinich added, “Mr. Kennedy has met all criteria for protection. The only conceivable reason he is being denied is because of a conscious decision by the White House to deny him security and [expletive] the consequences.”

Towards the end of July, Kennedy made allegations that the Biden regime had rejected his request for Secret Service protection for three months: “Since the assassination of my father in 1968, candidates for president are provided Secret Service protection,” Kennedy wrote in a post on X. “But not me.”

The Democrat candidate claimed that the Biden regime has rejected his request and said Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas allegedly informed his campaign: “I have determined that Secret Service protection for Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is not warranted at this time.”

“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 highlighted, calling attention to how he initially understood that the “typical turnaround time for pro forma protection requests” is roughly two weeks.

Per the United States Secret Service website, the agency does not offer protection to non-incumbent presidential candidates until 120 days prior to the general election. Kennedy would start being eligible for Secret Service protection in July 2024, according to Secret Service guidelines.

The DC political establishment clearly doesn’t like Kennedy. His willingness to rock the boat on issues ranging from immigration to Big Pharma has earned him many enemies in the political class. While Kennedy is no member of the Right, his experience showcases the lengths the American political class will go to clamp down on dissenting political voices. 

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