Robert F Kennedy Jr has thrown his hat into the ring for the 2024 US Presidential election, filing his election paperwork to run as a Democrat. The 69-year-old lawyer, who is the son of assassinated Senator Robert F Kennedy and the nephew of President John F Kennedy, has always been an outspoken activist for social and environmental causes. However, his entry into the presidential race is likely to cause controversy due to his stance on vaccination.

Kennedy is an anti-vaccine campaigner who has been known to spread conspiracy theories and misinformation about the safety and efficacy of vaccines. In fact, his Instagram account was removed in 2021 for “repeatedly sharing debunked claims”, according to the company.

Despite his controversial views, Kennedy’s campaign treasurer, John E Sullivan, confirmed the filing on Wednesday, indicating that the candidate is ready to take on the political establishment and offer a fresh perspective on American politics. Kennedy is expected to focus on environmental issues, social justice, and healthcare, among other topics.