Biden is putting his political opponents at risk and being heavily criticized for it now.
On Friday, an individual was apprehended for posing as a U.S. marshal and carrying loaded firearms along with extra ammunition at a campaign event for Democratic presidential contender Robert F. Kennedy Jr. in Los Angeles.
According to Fox, Kennedy took to a social media platform, formerly known as Twitter, to recount the incident and extend his gratitude to the security personnel at the Hispanic Heritage event for their swift response in identifying and detaining the imposter.
Kennedy’s post read, “I am deeply appreciative of the vigilant and quick actions of the security team from Gavin de Becker and Associates (GDBA) who promptly identified and apprehended an armed individual attempting to approach me during my speech at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles for Hispanic Heritage night. The individual, who had two loaded pistols in shoulder holsters and additional magazines of ammunition, was carrying a U.S. Marshal badge on a lanyard and a federal ID on his belt clip. He falsely claimed to be a member of my security detail. The armed GDBA personnel efficiently contained and detained the individual until LAPD arrived to effect the arrest. I’m also thankful for the LAPD’s swift response.”
Kennedy also shared photographs of the unidentified individual arrested at the event, depicting the person in a black shirt with an “Emergency Medical Services” logo.
Kennedy, a Democrat who had previously declared a primary challenge against President Biden earlier that year, noted that he had not yet been granted Secret Service protection. He expressed hope that President Biden would approve his request for such protection and remarked on the unprecedented denial of his security request by the White House.
Kennedy commented in the post, “I still hold out hope that President Biden will grant me Secret Service protection. I am the first presidential candidate in history to have a request for protection denied by the White House.“
Back in July, Kennedy disclosed that his request for Secret Service protection as a 2024 presidential candidate had been declined by the Biden administration. He revealed this in a detailed statement posted on the same social media platform, highlighting that typical requests for security protection from presidential candidates are usually processed within 14 days. However, in his case, there had been no response for 88 days, despite multiple follow-ups by his campaign, until the Biden administration ultimately denied the request. Kennedy quoted a message from Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas, stating, “I have determined that Secret Service protection for Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is not warranted at this time.”
The Secret Service’s official website outlines its mandate to provide protection to “major presidential and vice presidential candidates and their spouses within 120 days of a general presidential election.”
Notably, the location of the campaign event where the individual was arrested is situated less than two miles away from the historic site of The Ambassador Hotel, where Robert F. Kennedy Sr. was tragically assassinated in June 1968. This assassination occurred nearly five years after the assassination of Robert Jr.’s uncle, former President John F. Kennedy, in Dallas in November 1963.
Biden’s refusal to give RFK Jr. a Secret Service detail is already having dangerous consequences.
This fake US marshal was armed and approached RFK at his Los Angeles event Friday.
Shame on Biden for playing politics with RFK’s life.pic.twitter.com/tOu7IvmTaC
— Paul A. Szypula 🇺🇸 (@Bubblebathgirl) September 16, 2023