RFK Jr. campaign fires staffer who said defeating Biden was her 'No. 1 priority'

RFK Jr. campaign fires staffer who said defeating Biden was her 'No. 1 priority'

A Robert F. Kennedy Jr. campaign staffer was fired after a video surfaced of her discussing preventing President Joe Biden's re-election by sending the race to the House of Representatives to elect former President Donald Trump.

Amaryllis Fox Kennedy, RFK Jr.'s campaign manager and daughter-in-law, wrote to X on Wednesday night that the campaign had fired Rita Palma "for misrepresentation immediately upon seeing the longer video in which she gave an inaccurate job title and described a conversation that did not happen."

Palma told NBC News in a text about her firing that working for RFK Jr. "has been one of the best political adventures of my life filled with some of the finest people I’ve encountered, and I have encountered many."

"I hold no ill will and look forward to the next seven months of watching Bobby shine," stated.

Palma, who has long opposed vaccination requirements, was blasted over a newly published video by NBC News of a presentation she delivered to Republican voters to assist Kennedy qualify for New York's presidential ballot. Palma claimed in the video to be the campaign's New York state director, while the campaign called her a “ballot access consultant” uninvolved in electoral strategy.

The video stated Palma had campaigned for Trump in 2016 and 2020, but he had “lost” her because to “the vaccines.” Her “No. 1 priority” was for Biden to lose the election, calling him the “mutual enemy” of Trump and Kennedy voters.

“We oppose Biden whether you support Bobby or Trump. I think that's the nation's top priority, Palma added.

Palma suggested denying Biden victory in Democratic strongholds like New York while national Democrats focus on swing states that generally decide elections to prevent either Biden or Trump from reaching 270 Electoral College votes. That would give the GOP-led House the election.

NBC News acquired a 36-minute version from a source who downloaded it before YouTube erased it. The source informed NBC News that the YouTube video was released Friday and that it happened at a Poughkeepsie church.

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