Robert F. Kennedy Jr., a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, will now be the featured speaker at a Conservative Political Action Conference event in Las Vegas later this month, the conference announced on Friday.
“Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has a unique voice in advocating for the defunding of the weaponized bureaucracy and ensuring the constitutional right of medical freedom. Kennedy joining such an important event is a reflection of the splintering of the left-wing coalition that has gone full woke Marxist to the point that traditional liberals don’t feel welcome anymore.” CPAC Chairman Matt Schlapp announced in a statement.
The anti-establishment environmental attorney has run a primary campaign against President Biden, but is anticipated to switch to the independent party next week.
The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) is the leading event for the conservative faction of the Republican Party, and its annual straw poll is considered significant among political forecasters.
Former President Donald Trump has won the straw poll every year since Texas Senator Ted Cruz won the day first.
Kennedy’s support in early Democratic primary polls crested at approximately 20 percent this spring, but has since gradually declined as the campaign season has intensified. Biden faces no significant opposition in the primary election.
His anticipated independent candidacy could steal votes from both Biden and former President Trump.
Also scheduled to speak at the conference are presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy, expected Arizona Senate candidate Kari Lake, and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton.