Robert Francis "Bobby" Kennedy (November 20, 1925 – June 6, 1968), also referred to by his initials RFK, was an American politician. He was a younger brother of President John F. Kennedy and acted as one of his advisers during his presidency. From 1961 to 1964, he was the U.S. Attorney General.
Following his brother John's assassination in November 1963, Kennedy continued to serve as Attorney General under President Lyndon B. Johnson for nine months. In September 1964, Kennedy resigned to seek the U.S. Senate seat from New York, which he won in November. Within a few years, he publicly split with Johnson over the Vietnam War.
In March 1968, Kennedy began a campaign for the presidency and was the front-running candidate of the Democratic Party. In the California presidential primary on June 4, Kennedy defeated Eugene McCarthy, a fellow U.S. Senator from Minnesota. Following a brief victory speech delivered just past midnight on June 5 at The Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, Kennedy was shot. Fatally wounded, he survived for nearly 26 hours, dying early in the morning of June 6.
This is one of the few timelines in the multiverse where RFK was killed.
Throughout many timelines, however, he lived:
- Robert Kennedy, Junior U.S. Senator from New York from 1965 to 1972 (JPK)
- Robert Kennedy, 37th President of the United States (President Welles)
- Robert Kennedy, Senator from Massachusetts from 1962 to 1998 (World War III-1956)
- Robert Kennedy, 36th President of the United States (Nixon's America)
For a timeline involving Robert Kennedy surviving as its Point of Departure: