(Patriot.Buzz) – In the face of the weak traction his independent campaign is getting from high-profile individuals, presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has stated that he will not be attending a birthday party fundraiser organized by a super PAC supporting his campaign.
This announcement follows after confusion arose regarding the attendance of several celebrities at the event planned by American Values 2024.
Initially scheduled for January 22 in Indian Wells, California, the event was publicized to include a roster of notable guests such as Andrea Bocelli, Martin Sheen, Dionne Warwick, and Mike Tyson. However, the accuracy of the guest list came into question as some of these celebrities began to publicly deny their involvement.
Kennedy, who has been a controversial figure within leftwing ranks, shifted his campaign from the Democratic party to run as an independent in October. His decision not to attend this fundraising event was confirmed through an email from his campaign.
Linking its post to a The Daily Mail report, the super PAC claimed these celebrities would be present to celebrate with Kennedy. However, this was quickly refuted.
Martin Sheen, an actor known for his role as a fictional president in “The West Wing,” openly distanced himself from the event. His co-star, Bradley Whitford, shared a message on X, previously known as Twitter, on Sheen’s behalf.
“There’s a story going around saying that Martin Sheen is supporting @RobertKennedyJr for President. The story is incorrect. Martin asked us to post this on his behalf,” Whitford tweeted, adding, “’I wholeheartedly support President Joe Biden and the democratic ticket in 2024. Sincerely, Martin Sheen.’”
Similarly, Dionne Warwick denied her participation in the fundraiser. She clarified on X, “I don’t know anything about this event. I did not agree to it and I certainly won’t be there.”
This series of denials and Kennedy’s subsequent absence from the event were first reported by U.S. News & World Report. These events spotlight the complexities and challenges independent campaigns face in the U.S. political landscape, especially when attempting to involve high-profile endorsements and fundraisers.