Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has issued a public apology after his super PAC backers aired a $7million Super Bowl advert reminiscent of JFK's 1960 commercial.
'I'm so sorry if the Super Bowl advertisement caused anyone in my family pain' Kennedy wrote on X.
'The ad was created and aired by the American Values Super PAC without any involvement or approval from my campaign' he explained.
He added: 'FEC rules prohibit Super PACs from consulting with me or my staff. I love you all. God bless you.'
Both RFK and his uncle's advert featured the same jingle, the same cartoons and pictures of the candidate, into which RFK's face replaced the older Kennedy's.
American Values 2024, the PAC supporting RFK's longshot bid for the White House paid $7 million for the prime Super Bowl spot, co-founder, Tony Lyons, said.
Lyons, who provides a large portion of the PAC's funds, is also has also given $10 million to a super PAC backing former President Donald J. Trump.
HIs backing has heightened concerns that RFK's bid, running as an independent candidate, will siphon votes away from President Joe Biden's re-election efforts.
'It's fitting that the first national ad promoting Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s candidacy was bought and paid for by Donald Trump's largest donor this cycle,' Alex Floyd, a spokesman for the Democratic National Committee said on Sunday night.
'R.F.K. Jr. is nothing more than a Trump stalking horse in this race.'
Bobby Shriver, a nephew of John F. Kennedy, wrote on X: 'My cousin's Super Bowl ad used our uncle's faces — and my Mother's. She would be appalled by his deadly health care views.