Former Rep. Patrick Kennedy spurns cousin RFK Jr. and endorses Biden

Former Rhode Island Democratic Rep. Patrick Kennedy III has echoed the sentiment of most of his family in endorsing President Joe Biden for a second term.

During a Sunday interview, Kennedy, son of the late Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Ted Kennedy, praised Biden for his mental health record. Kennedy is a vocal advocate of more mental health resources and services after his own public problems with bipolar disorder and drug addiction, dating back to when he was treated for cocaine use as a teenager.

“He’s helping take it to the insurance companies by enforcing the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act, which I was honored to author, along with my late father, when we were in Congress,” Kennedy told CNN. “Frankly, he’s also put the most
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