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Robert F. Kennedy Jr. continues to promote an ad made by his super PAC that he previously rejected.

RFK previously apologized to members of his family for a surprise Super Bowl ad that heavily borrowed images and sound from campaign ads for his uncle, former President John F. Kennedy.

Despite claiming no involvement in the $7 million ad and publicly denying his use of JFK’s creative assets and likeness, a video of the ad remains pinned to RFK’s profile on social media platform X.

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Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. speaks during a campaign rally at the Legends Event Center in Phoenix, Arizona. (Rebecca Noble/Getty Images)

“Our momentum is growing. It’s time for an independent president to repair the division in our country,” the featured post reads. It remains the pinned post on his profile until Tuesday.

RFK Jr.’s cousin, Bobby Shriver, first complained about the ad in a post Sunday night, writing that his uncles and mother would never have approved of RFK Jr.’s “deadly views on health care.”

“My cousin’s Super Bowl ad used our uncle’s faces and my mother’s. She would be horrified by his deadly views on healthcare. Respect for science, vaccines, and equity in healthcare “They were in her DNA. She strongly supported my work in healthcare…which she opposes,” Shriver wrote.

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“Bobby. I’m so sorry if that ad caused you pain. The ad was created and aired by American Values ​​Superpac without any input or approval from my campaign. Federal rules prohibit Superpacs from consulting with me or my staff. Sending you now “Your family, my most sincere apologies. God bless you,” RFK Jr. responded.

RFK Jr. followed the statement with a more general apology to any of his family members who felt harmed by the ad, stating once again that “FEC rules prohibit Super PACs from consulting me or my staff.” .

Google Trends showed that searches for RFK Jr. spiked after the ad aired.

Kennedy does the leg press.

The announcement remains at the time of this publication. (RFK Jr. Campaign)

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The announcement comes after the Democratic National Committee (DNC) on Friday accused RFK Jr.’s presidential campaign of illegally coordinating with American Values ​​2024.

The DNC filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission (FEC), alleging that Kennedy’s campaign received $15 million in illegal in-kind contributions from the super PAC to help him secure ballot access as an independent candidate in several states.

A Kennedy campaign spokesperson told Fox that the allegations were “an irrelevant issue raised by a partisan political entity that appears to be increasingly concerned about its own candidate and his viability.”

Fox News Digital’s Anders Hagstrom and Bradford Betz contributed to this report.

By Sam