Democratic presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. on Wednesday said he is unsure if he will support President Joe Biden if he wins the party’s nomination in 2024.
Appearing on NewsNation for a town hall event, Kennedy Jr. was asked by moderator Elizabeth Vargas if he will commit to supporting whoever the Democratic nominee is in 2024 if he does not win the nomination.
“Of course, I’m not gonna do that,” Kennedy Jr. answered.
“So if you don’t get the nomination, you won’t support President Biden?” Vargas asked.
“I don’t know what I’ll do,” Kennedy said. “Let’s see what happens in this campaign. Let’s see what – if people are living up to democratic values and having debates and having discussions and, you know, talking to each other, but I’m not going to bite.”
Varas then asked if Kennedy Jr. would support a Republican candidate or mount a long-shot third party run.
“My plan is to win this election, and I don’t have a plan B,” he said.
Kennedy Jr., the son of former Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy and the nephew of former President John F. Kennedy, has become a favorite of the GOP according to several reports.
“With RFK Jr. surging in the Democratic primary, is Biden in trouble?” Hannity asked at the top of his show Monday.
Kennedy’s support among Democrats reached as high as 20 percent in polls but with Republicans, it is higher at 40 percent. He also has one key endorsement from Jack Dorsey, the founder of Twitter.
Wednesday night saw Kennedy Jr. refuse to criticize former President Donald Trump when given the chance, instead saying he is “proud” the former president likes him.
“I’m not going to attack other people personally,” Kennedy Jr. said. “I’m proud that President Trump likes me.”
Trump defended Kennedy Jr. during a recent episode of “The Howie Carr Show.”
“He’s been very nice to me, I’ve actually had a very nice relationship with him over the years. He’s a very smart guy and a good guy,” Trump said.
“He’s a common sense guy and so am I. So, whether you’re conservative or liberal, common sense is common sense,” he added.
Kennedy’s latest comments are likely not going to calm fears from Democrats that he could run as an independent in the general election, which could take votes from Biden and help Trump.