“When my uncle was president, he was surrounded by a military-industrial complex and intelligence apparatus that was constantly trying to get him to go to war in Laos, Vietnam, etc,” Kennedy said. “He refused. He said that the job of the American presidency is to keep the nation out of war.”
During the interview, Kennedy also floated the conspiracy theory that the CIA may have been involved in the killing of his own father, Robert F. Kennedy, a former U.S. attorney general who was shot dead when campaigning for president in 1968 in Los Angeles. Robert Kennedy, Jr. said evidence of such involvement in his father’s death is “very convincing, but is circumstantial. We do not have the really strong documentary testimonial evidence that we have with my uncle,” Kennedy said.
Kennedy, a prominent anti-vaccine activist, announced last month that he would mount a Democratic primary bid against President Biden in 2024.
In 2022, RFK Jr. compared his anti-vaccine convictions to the plight of Anne Frank at an anti-vaccine rally in Washington, D.C.
“Even in Hitler’s Germany, you could cross the Alps to Switzerland. You could hide in an attic like Anne Frank did,” Kennedy Jr. said at the rally. “Today the mechanisms are being put in place so none of us can run and none of us can hide.”