The release said the Secret Service had been notified multiple times about the individual. The Los Angeles Police Department said the individual arrested was Jonathan Macht, 28, of Pacific Palisades, California, according to the New York Post. Macht was arrested on suspicion of trespassing. He was issued an emergency protective order after his first visit, and was then charged with violating the order after his second visit, the Post reported. Kennedy’s campaign released a letter sent to Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas calling for Secret Service protection, saying it was the third formal request that has been made. “Secret Service is aware that [Macht] has sent hundreds of emails to the candidate, and believes he is being followed by people who intend to kill him,” the letter said. Noting that others have posed a potential security concern, the letter said allowing Macht to go free “will mean three people ― all of whom have made dangerous approaches to the candidate ― will be at large and able to continue their efforts to encounter the candidate.”
DHS Secretary Mayorkas has twice refused to grant Secret Service protection for our campaign. For full transparency, here are all the details, including the 3rd formal submission letter to Sec. Mayorkashttps://t.co/bHU96NoLqc— Robert F. Kennedy Jr (@RobertKennedyJr) October 26, 2023
“Given all that is known, please reconsider your decision to refuse Secret Service protection to presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr, and allow protection to commence as soon as possible. As the law intends, the Secret Service can help protect the candidate and the electoral process, while also reducing risk to others in the candidate’s environment, including members of the general public,” the letter said. “Every presidential administration for 55 years has afforded early protection to candidates who requested it. The Biden administration is the sole outlier,“ the release said.
President Biden displays a bust of my father in the oval office, but he seems to have forgotten this critical tenet of American democracy. During his administration, we’ve seen the wholesale corruption of federal law-enforcement agencies to censor criticism of White House…— Robert F. Kennedy Jr (@RobertKennedyJr) October 27, 2023
The letter referred to an incident involving Adrian Aispuro that took place in September. In that incident, a man was arrested after coming armed to a Kennedy event while wearing a U.S. Marshal’s Service badge. He was arrested on a weapons charge and a charge of impersonating a U.S. marshal., according to KNBC-TV. Earlier this week, Dennis Kucinich , Kennedy’s campaign manager, issued an open letter to Biden, according to ABC. “Although it is a well-known historical fact, apparently, in your case, it bears repeating: Mr. Kennedy’s uncle, President John F. Kennedy, was assassinated. Mr. Kennedy’s father, Senator Robert F. Kennedy, was assassinated while a presidential candidate,” the letter said.
UPDATE:The man accused of impersonating a U.S. Marshal while armed at a @RobertKennedyJr event in Los Angeles was ONLY slapped with 3 misdemeanors. Adrian Paul Aispuro has been charged with carrying a loaded firearm, carrying a concealed firearm, and impersonating an officer.… pic.twitter.com/DRsAwnqx89 — Breanna Morello (@BreannaMorello) September 21, 2023
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