An armed man has been arrested at presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s campaign event in Los Angeles over a suspected assassination attempt.
Kennedy has been denied Secret Service detail by Democrat President Joe Biden’s administration, despite asking numerous times for protection.
The Kennedy family has suffered through two political assassinations so it’s unconscionable for the Biden admin to reject the request.
Yesterday, Kennedy’s fears came true when an armed gunman was caught posing as a federal marshal at his campaign event.
The man was detained by security and arrested by police at the event with the Hispanic community in Los Angeles.
The man was carrying a handgun and ammunition.
He arrived at the event and claimed to be employed by the organizers.
Campaign security did not recognize him and detained him until police arrived.
Something tells me this guy pretending to be a US marshal at RFK Jr’s event was up to no good. Why won’t Biden give RFK a Secret Service detail? pic.twitter.com/G36HCGqAn6
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) September 16, 2023
According to Kennedy, the armed man was attempting to him when he was detained.
In a statement, RFK Jr. said:
“I’m very grateful that alert and fast-acting protectors from Gavin de Becker and Associates (GDBA) spotted and detained an armed man who attempted to approach me at my Hispanic Heritage speech at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles tonight.
“The man, wearing two shoulder holsters with loaded pistols and spare ammunition magazines was carrying a U.S. Marshal badge on a lanyard and beltclip federal ID.
“He identified himself as a member of my security detail.
“Armed GDBA team members moved quickly to isolate and detain the man until LAPD arrived to make the arrest.
“I’m also grateful to LAPD for its rapid response.
“I’m still entertaining a hope that President Biden will allow me Secret Service protection.
“I am the first presidential candidate in history to whom the White House has denied a request for protection.”
I’m very grateful that alert and fast-acting protectors from Gavin de Becker and Associates (GDBA) spotted and detained an armed man who attempted to approach me at my Hispanic Heritage speech at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles tonight. The man, wearing two shoulder… pic.twitter.com/vvJc0Gtk4o
— Robert F. Kennedy Jr (@RobertKennedyJr) September 16, 2023