(Boston) Controversial Robert Kennedy Jr., nephew of assassinated US President “JFK”, announced on Wednesday that he is a candidate for the 2024 US presidential election.

“I am announcing my candidacy for the Democratic nomination,” launched the 60-year-old, whose chances of success are limited, in front of his supporters in Boston.

Robert Kennedy Junior is the son of former Democratic Secretary of Justice and presidential candidate Robert Kennedy, who was assassinated in 1968, but also the nephew of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, who was killed five years earlier.

A lawyer specializing in environmental issues, he has been known since 2005 for spreading conspiracy theories on vaccines, in particular linking autism to one of their components.

In the crowd of his rally, several of his activists wore anti-vaccine caps.

At the rally, held in the state of Massachusetts – the home of the Kennedy family – he pledged to “end the divisions” that plague the United States, by finally speaking “the truth to the American people”.

Robert Kennedy Junior is one of the few candidates to officially join the Democratic camp, frozen pending President Joe Biden’s decision.

At 80, the tenant of the White House claims to have “the intention” of running for a second term, but has not yet formalized his entry into the campaign.