In an unprecedented move that has left many stunned, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., a presidential candidate, has been denied Secret Service protection by the Biden administration.
This decision came after an agonizing wait of 88 days, a stark contrast to the typical 14-day turnaround time for such requests.
Kennedy, who had been actively campaigning and contesting in at least 10 state primaries, was left hanging by the administration.
Despite his campaign providing a comprehensive 67-page report detailing unique security risks and threats, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas deemed that Kennedy’s request for protection was unwarranted.
Since the assassination of my father in 1968, candidates for president are provided Secret Service protection. But not me.
Typical turnaround time for pro forma protection requests from presidential candidates is 14-days. After 88-days of no response and after several…
— Robert F. Kennedy Jr (@RobertKennedyJr) July 28, 2023
The denial of protection to Kennedy is particularly noteworthy given the historical precedent set after the assassination of his father in 1968.
Since then, presidential candidates have been provided with Secret Service protection as a matter of course. However, it seems that this tradition does not extend to Kennedy, raising questions about the impartiality of the Biden administration.
Interestingly, while Kennedy’s request for protection was dismissed, Hunter Biden, a private citizen, enjoys a taxpayer-funded six-car motorcade filled with Secret Service agents.
This glaring disparity has sparked outrage among conservatives, who see it as a clear indication of the administration’s bias.
The criteria for a presidential candidate to qualify for Secret Service protection include being a publicly declared candidate, actively campaigning nationally, pursuing the nomination of a qualified party, and having raised significant campaign funds.
Kennedy checks all these boxes, yet his request was denied.
Hunter gets the Royal Treatment while Joe Biden has denied RFK Jr, lawful protection under 18 US Code 3056 for Presidential Candidates.
— Juanita Broaddrick (@atensnut) July 28, 2023
The Democratic National Committee (DNC) already signaled that Biden will be their nominee, effectively sidelining other potential candidates like Kennedy. This move has been criticized as undemocratic, with critics arguing that it deprives voters of a choice.
Despite the threats that Kennedy has been receiving, similar to those that led to Barack Obama receiving early Secret Service protection in 2007, the Biden administration has chosen to ignore his pleas for safety.
This decision has been met with widespread condemnation, with critics accusing the administration of playing politics with people’s lives.
In conclusion, the denial of Secret Service protection to Robert F. Kennedy Jr. by the Biden administration raises serious questions about fairness and impartiality.
As the saga continues to unfold, one thing is clear: the Biden administration’s actions are under intense scrutiny, and rightly so.