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RFK Jr. declines to pledge to support whoever becomes the Democratic presidential nominee
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RFK Jr. declines to pledge to support whoever becomes the Democratic presidential nominee

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. declined to commit to backing the candidate who ends up clinching the Democratic presidential nomination.

Kennedy flatly rejected the idea, declaring that "of course" he would not make that pledge. He made the comment in response to a question from NewsNation's Elizabeth Vargas during a town hall event.

Vargas pressed the issue, asking Kennedy if, in the event he does not secure the nomination, he would not back Biden.

Kennedy indicated he does not know what he would do.

He said that his "plan is to win this election" and that he does not "have a plan b."

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Kennedy is challenging incumbent President Joe Biden in the Democratic presidential primary contest. Marianne Williamson is also running.

On the Republican side of the aisle, former President Donald Trump is the frontrunner within a sizeable field of candidates vying for the GOP presidential nomination.

During the town hall, Kennedy said that he is "proud" that Trump likes him, though he noted that he does not agree with Trump on most issues. He said that he wants to bring individuals together.

The Democratic candidate has rejected the suggestion that he is an anti-vaccine conspiracy theorist.

"I urge people to listen to what I actually say instead of listening to the litany of derisive sound bites that the mainstream media offers to mischaracterize and distort my positions on the whole range of issues," Kennedy told the New York Post.

"I am not and have never been anti-vaccine. I've always said that I'm for safe vaccines and robust science and for regulatory agencies that are free from conflicts of interest and financial entanglements with the pharmaceutical industry. In terms of being a conspiracy theorist, tell me where I got it wrong. Show me something I've said that you believe to be factually wrong or unsupported by evidence," he said, according to the outlet.

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