Robert F. Kennedy Jr., a Democratic contender for president in 2024, was reportedly incorrectly presented by CNN on Thursday using a chyron.
The error was shown for about five seconds before it was removed, but not before Kennedy’s detractors on Twitter saw CNN’s error.
Kennedy, who has tried to win over supporters from both sides of the political divide by appearing on Fox News and Newsmax, has gained support from both Democrats and Republicans despite his contentious views on vaccinations.
Kennedy was ranked second in the Democratic primary, just behind President Joe Biden, according to a CNN survey conducted last month.
According to the poll, 20% of Democrats and Democratic-leaning voters preferred Kennedy as the Democratic nominee for president in 2024, below Biden by 60% but ahead of the other contenders.
Kennedy said in his statement to the New Hampshire State Senate on Thursday that the Biden administration was involved in the stifling of political rivals.
RFK Jr. earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard University in 1976 and a Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1984, he started his legal career as an assistant district attorney at the Manhattan district attorney’s office.
RFK Jr. has been a well-known environmental activist for much of his career, concentrating on topics including air and water pollution, climate change, and the protection of natural resources.
As head of the Waterkeeper Alliance, a global network of environmental groups, he previously served as the organization’s main prosecutor for the Hudson Riverkeeper group.
RFK Jr. is a published author who has authored multiple works on political and environmental issues, such as “Crimes Against Nature” and “The Riverkeepers.”
He frequently speaks at conferences and gatherings in support of preserving the environment and safeguarding public health.
In addition to supporting causes like social justice and civil rights, RFK Jr. has been active in politics and other social concerns. As chairman of the Waterkeeper Alliance and a member of the boards of various charitable organizations, he has also been active in Democratic Party politics.
RFK Jr. has courted controversy in recent years by remaining skeptical of the vaccine rolled out to combat the coronavirus as well as by breaking with the Democratic party on other key issues.