Cheryl Hines Criticizes Lack of Secret Service Protection for Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

Cheryl Hines Criticizes Lack of Secret Service Protection Amid Intruder Incidents

Cheryl Hines, the wife of Robert F. Kennedy Jr., expressed frustration over the lack of Secret Service protection despite two intrusions into their Los Angeles home on the same day.

The incidents occurred as Kennedy, an Independent candidate for the 2024 presidential election, faces growing security threats.

Hines believes that this decision is politically motivated, suggesting that the administration is not acknowledging Kennedy’s candidacy, despite her respect for President Biden.

Kennedy Agrees with the ‘Political’ Move

Kennedy agrees with his wife, characterizing the decision as political.

The intruder in question had written numerous threatening emails, and he was listed in a Secret Service risk assessment as part of Kennedy’s request for protection.

Despite the Secret Service determining Kennedy was at an elevated risk months ago, his requests for protection were denied by the Department of Homeland Security.

Frustration Over Lack of Protection

Cheryl Hines expressed her disappointment with the administration’s refusal to provide Secret Service protection.

She emphasized the need for protection, given the family’s recent security threats and home invasions.

Kennedy’s campaign had petitioned for Secret Service protection in September after a man was arrested for impersonating a police officer and carrying firearms at a Kennedy campaign event.

Historical Comparisons and Concerns

Kennedy’s campaign manager, former Rep. Dennis Kucinich, highlighted the historical context of political assassinations within the Kennedy family.

John F. Kennedy and Robert F. Kennedy were both assassinated, adding to the concern for Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s safety.

A Call for Acknowledgment

Cheryl Hines believes that providing Secret Service protection to her husband would acknowledge his status as a political candidate.

She expressed frustration at the administration’s lack of response and highlighted the efforts made to protect Kennedy.

Security and Political Implications

The incidents raise questions about the security of political candidates and the political implications of providing protection.

The ongoing debate regarding Secret Service protection underscores the challenges and concerns faced by presidential candidates in an increasingly polarized political climate.

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