RFK Jr apologizes to family over Super Bowl ad, claims he had no involvement

 Robert F. Kennedy Jr. apologized to his family members for a surprise Super Bowl ad that featured his uncle, former President John F. His relationship with Kennedy was featured prominently.

RFK Jr. argued that the group responsible for the ad, American Values Super PAC, did not consult him or his campaign when creating the ad. RFK Jr., who is running for president as an independent candidate, nevertheless pinned the video to the top of his profile on X.

RFK Jr.'s cousin Bobby Shriver first complained about the ad in a post Sunday night, writing that his uncle and mother would never have approved of RFK Jr.'s "fatal health care ideas."

"Our uncle and my mother's faces were used in my cousin's Super Bowl ad. She used to be appalled by his fatalistic health care ideas. Respect for science, vaccines, and health care equality was in her DNA. She Strongly supported my health care work...he opposes,” Shriver wrote.

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"Bobby. I'm sorry if that ad offended you. This ad was created and aired by the American Values Superpack without any involvement or endorsement from my campaign. Federal rules prohibit the Superpack from consulting me or my staff. I send you and your family my heartfelt apologies. God bless you," RFK Jr. replied.

RFK Jr. followed his statement with a more general apology to any members of his family offended by the ad and once again stated that "FEC rules prevent super PACs from consulting with me or my staff."

American Values 2024 ran a 30-second ad for $7 million. The clip is a parody of an ad used by his uncle, JFK, in the 1960 presidential campaign.

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The ad, replacing JFK's face with that of RFK Jr., urges viewers to "vote free."

Tony Lyons, co-founder of American Values 2024, said in a statement to Fox News Digital, "Energy D.C. power brokers are working overtime to keep Kennedy off the ballot because they know he is a symbol of greed and corruption. Can and will destroy their culture."

"They offer us rising inflation, forever wars, and chronic disease. RFK Jr. offers us real change with freedom, faith, and hope. Like his uncle and his father, Kennedy is a corruption fighter, and It's no surprise that every old trick and new trick is being invented to stop what the DNC is trying to do. The public sees through all this and will not stand for it."

Kennedy initially sought to challenge President Biden in the 2024 Democratic presidential primary, but the DNC said it would not hold a primary debate and stood behind the incumbent president.

He declared himself an independent candidate in October and saw support from a large number of Democrats and even some Republicans in the polls.

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