Robert F. Kennedy Jr., nephew of late President John F. Kennedy, has blamed the CIA for his uncle’s assassination in 1963.

The Democratic presidential candidate made the controversial statement during an interview with John Catsimatidis on his radio show Cats Roundtable.

“The evidence is overwhelming that the CIA was involved in the murder and in the cover-up,” Kennedy said, citing that the killing had to do with his uncle’s refusal to send U.S. forces to Vietnam.

On November 22, 1963, John F. Kennedy was struck by two bullets while riding through Dallas with his wife Jackie Kennedy.


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Lee Harvey Oswald was charged with the murder, and the Warren Commission ruled that he had acted alone.

John McCone, the CIA director when Kennedy was assassinated, testified to the House committee that the agency had never associated with Oswald. Despite this, JFK’s assassination has been the subject of numerous conspiracy theories, one of which is that the CIA was involved.

Prior to his remarks on Cats Roundtable, Kennedy was known for leaning into conspiracy theories, including those against vaccines.

In April, Kennedy filed paperwork to run as a Democratic candidate for president in 2024. His father, U.S. Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, was assassinated while running for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1968.

Regarding his run for president, Kennedy said, “My top priority will be to end the corrupt merger between state and corporate power that has ruined our economy, shattered the middle class, polluted our landscapes and waters, poisoned our children and robbed us of our values and freedoms.”

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