Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is an American environmental lawyer, politician, and writer known for his advocacy for environmental protection and his controversial stance on vaccines. He is a candidate for the Democratic Party nomination in the 2024 presidential election.
Robert F. Kennedy Jr., also known by his initials RFK Jr., is an American environmental lawyer, politician, and writer. He is known for advocating anti-vaccine misinformation and public health–related conspiracy theories, as well as environmental protection, especially of rivers and other bodies of water. He is a candidate for the Democratic Party nomination in the 2024 presidential election. Since 2005, he has promoted the scientifically discredited claim of a link between vaccines and autism, and is founder and chairman of Children’s Health Defense, an anti-vaccine advocacy group. Much of Kennedy’s public health criticisms and writings have targeted prominent figures such as Anthony Fauci, Bill Gates, and Joe Biden. He has written books including The Real Anthony Fauci in 2021 and A Letter to Liberals in 2022.