RFK Jr. Defends Running Mate 

Daily Report March 29,2024

Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. defended his vice president pick on Wednesday, saying that his choice has a higher IQ than anyone he has seen in public office.

Kennedy announced on Tuesday that he was picking Silicon Valley lawyer Nicole Shanahan as his running mate. Many, however, doubted her ability to run the country. Kennedy, in a Wednesday appearance on NewsNation’s “Cuomo,” responded to the doubt with a fierce defense of his running mate.

“I would say a couple of things, Chris. One is that, I’m guessing she probably has a higher IQ than almost anybody who I’ve seen in public life today,” Kennedy said. “She’s an expert on AI – which we need in the government right now. She’s an expert on chronic disease, which is probably, arguably, our biggest issue in this country. We’ve gone from 6% of people having chronic disease when my uncle was president to 60% today. We’ve got an entire generation disabled by neurological injuries, autoimmune injuries, allergic injuries, and we have nobody talk about it.”

Kennedy’s pick left Democrats worried, with many concerned that her resources might help Kennedy qualify to be on the ballot, drawing voters from President Joe Biden.

Sen. Mallory McMorrow (D-MI) raged about the decision while claiming that Kennedy picked Shanahan so she could fund his campaign.

There is absolutely no path for Kennedy to become president and he knows that,” McMurrow said. “That is why he picked a VP who can fund — who can buy his way onto the ballot in a number of states,” McMurrow said. “First of all, that’s disgusting and misuse of our democracy. Second, that means that him being in the race means that there is a greater likelihood that Donald Trump will become president again.”

Pennsylvania Democrat Lt. Gov. Austin Davis also raised concerns during a Democratic National Committee press call on Tuesday night.

“All he can do is take away votes from President Biden and make it easier for Donald Trump to win. And we simply can’t afford to let that happen,” Davis said

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