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

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Robert F. Kennedy Jr. apologized to members of his family for a astonishment Super Bowl advertisement that heavy featured his relationship to his uncle, erstwhile President John F. Kennedy.

RFK Jr. based on that nan group responsible for nan ad, nan American Values Super PAC, did not consult pinch him aliases his run erstwhile making nan ad. RFK Jr., who is moving for president arsenic an independent, nevertheless pinned nan video to nan apical of his floor plan connected X.

RFK Jr.'s cousin, Bobby Shriver, first complained astir nan advertisement successful a station Sunday night, penning that his uncles and mother would ne'er person approved of RFK Jr.'s "deadly wellness attraction views."

"My cousin’s Super Bowl advertisement utilized our uncle’s faces- and my Mother’s. She would beryllium appalled by his deadly wellness attraction views. Respect for science, vaccines, & wellness attraction equity were successful her DNA. She powerfully supported my wellness attraction activity … which he opposes," Shriver wrote.

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"Bobby. I’m truthful sorry if that advertisement caused you pain. The advertisement was created and aired by nan American Values Superpac without immoderate engagement aliases approvals from my campaign. Federal rules prohibit Superpacs from consulting pinch maine aliases my staff. I nonstop you and your family my sincerest apologies. God bless you," RFK Jr. replied.

RFK Jr. followed up nan connection pinch a much wide apology to immoderate of his family members who were wounded by nan ad, stating erstwhile again that "FEC rules prohibit Super PACs from consulting pinch maine aliases my staff."

American Values 2024 ran nan 30-second advertisement for $7 million. The clip is simply a throwback to an advertisement utilized by his uncle, JFK, successful nan 1960 statesmanlike campaign.

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The ad, replacing JFK’s look pinch that of RFK Jr., implores viewers to "Vote Independent."

"The panicked DC powerfulness brokers are moving overtime to support Kennedy disconnected nan ballot because they cognize he tin and will extremity their civilization of greed and corruption," American Values 2024 co-founder Tony Lyons said successful a connection provided to Fox News Digital.

"They connection america soaring inflation, everlastingly wars, and chronic disease. RFK Jr. offers america existent alteration on pinch freedom, spot and hope. Like his uncle and his father, Kennedy is simply a corruption fighter, and it's nary wonderment nan DNC is trying each aged instrumentality and inventing caller tricks to extremity him.  The nationalist sees done it each and won’t guidelines for it."

Kennedy initially sought to challenge President Biden in nan 2024 Democratic statesmanlike primary, but nan DNC said it would not clasp superior debates and stood down nan incumbent president.

He declared himself arsenic an independent campaigner successful October and has seen support successful polls from a sizable number of Democrats — and moreover immoderate Republicans.

Fox News' Bradford Betz contributed to this report.