Democratic presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is scheduled to deliver remarks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), set to begin in mid-October 2023, as reported by the Daily Caller.
Kennedy will speak alongside prominent Republicans such as Republican Arizona Senate candidate Kari Lake and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, who recently survived impeachment efforts by the state legislatures.
CPAC Chairman Matt Schlapp told the Daily Caller that Kennedy “has a unique voice in advocating for the defunding of the weaponized bureaucracy and ensuring the constitutional right of medical freedom.”
“Kennedy joining such an important event is a reflection of the splintering of the left-wing coalition that has gone full woke Marxist to the point that traditional liberals don’t feel welcome anymore,” Schlapp continued.
Alexandria, VA – Today, CPAC announces presidential candidates Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Vivek Ramaswamy, and other key influencers to speak at the CPAC Investor Summit to Save America in Las Vegas, Nevada. This event will bring together the most important voices in the conservative… pic.twitter.com/MhugwrzHn5
— CPAC (@CPAC) October 6, 2023
Kennedy revealed his plans to speak at CPAC, as Breitbart News reported. The Democratic presidential candidate is also scheduled to make a “major announcement” on Oct. 9, 2023, which many believe will be the launch of his independent candidacy.
“I’m going to be in Philadelphia on October 9 to make a major announcement at the very birthplace of our nation,” Kennedy said. “I’m not going to tell you right now exactly what that announcement will be. I can say, though, that if you’ve been waiting to come to one of my public events, this will be the one to come to.”
“So how are we going to win against the established Washington interest? It’s not through playing the game by the corrupt rules that the corrupt powers and the vested interests have rigged to keep us all in their thrall,” he added. “Instead, we’re gonna have to rewrite the assumptions and change the habits of American politics.”
Kennedy, who announced his run for president in April 2023, has seen his support increase to 21%, according to an Emerson College poll. In the months following his announcement, Kennedy, an outspoken critic of the Biden administration, found himself on the good side of Republicans and the bad side of his fellow Democrats.
Kennedy’s sudden popularity within Republicans could be attributed to the Democratic presidential candidate’s stance on the COVID-19 vaccine.