The White House made clear in February that President Joe Biden is planning to run for another term in office next year.
Yet in what may prove to be a nightmare for the Democratic establishment, one prominent figure recently announced his intention to challenge Biden for their party's nomination.
According to The Daily Telegraph, 69-year-old Robert F. Kennedy Jr. filed a statement of candidacy with the Federal Election Commission on Wednesday.
He is the son of Robert F. Kennedy Sr., who served as Massachusetts senator and United States attorney general before being assassinated during his 1968 presidential campaign.
The Telegraph noted that Kennedy has long been skeptical of vaccines and broke with most Democrats when it came to COVID policy.
In 2021 he published a book called, "The Real Anthony Fauci: Bill Gates, Big Pharma, and the Global War on Democracy and Public Health."
In it, Kennedy accused Fauci and other prominent figures of pursuing policies that "would kill far more people than COVID, obliterate the global economy, plunge millions into poverty and bankruptcy, and grievously wound constitutional democracy globally."
Kennedy announced his candidacy with a statement posted to Twitter along with a link to his official campaign website.
I have filed with the FEC and will announce my candidacy for President on April 19 in Boston. I am grateful for the outpouring of support. Help me in my bid to win in 2024 + reunite America. Consider donating $24 today. #24for24TeamKennedyhttps://t.co/sdeOWiBf9x
— Robert F. Kennedy Jr (@RobertKennedyJr) April 7, 2023
"Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. has spent his life fighting for American democracy and the liberties guaranteed by the Constitution," his website declared.
"He has battled against corporate greed and government corruption to protect our children, our health, our livelihoods, our environment, and above all, our freedom," it continued.
"With integrity, courage, and self-sacrifice, he has led Americans in an ennobling fight to restore our country as an exemplary nation, and to end the toxic polarization that divides us and enriches the elites," the website insisted.
Kennedy is not alone in challenging Biden, as Fox News reported in March that failed 2020 Democratic contender Marianne Williamson had also entered the race.
"It is our job to create a vision of justice and love that is so powerful that it will override the forces of hatred and injustice and fear," Williamson was quoted as saying.