September 16, 2023
Due to baseless grounds and twisted historical statements by President Joe Biden, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. is finding his presidential campaign in harm’s way.
On Friday night at a side entrance to the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles, where Kennedy was to give a speech, an armed man carrying a loaded pistol and brandishing a US Marshall badge showed up and was arrested. The event was billed as a celebration for Hispanic Heritage month.
“The man claimed to be part of Kennedy's security team and told RFK, Jr.'s actual protectors with urgency that he needed to be taken to the candidate immediately. Observing that the man had a handgun, Kennedy’s security team removed the man from the area, isolated, and surrounded him, and notified LAPD. Nobody was harmed in the incident,” according to Kennedy’s campaign statement.
His companion was taken into custody too by the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD).
The first man was carrying a backpack in which at least one other handgun, multiple knives, and extra ammunition were found.
Posting about the incident on X later that evening, Kennedy expressed his gratitude to his security detail and the LAPD for their swift response.
“I’m still entertaining a hope that President Biden will allow me Secret Service protection,” Kennedy added.
To date, President Joe Biden has refused to assign Secret Service protection to Kennedy after two earlier requests based upon earlier threats.
The Kennedy campaign plans to apply a third time following this incident.
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