IRONY: House Judiciary Committee Asked to Censor RFK Jr. in Hearing About Gov Role in Censorship
Kyle Herrig, the executive director of the Congressional Integrity Project, addressed a letter to Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, demanding the removal of Democratic presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. from the hearing on censorship Thursday, July 20, after being accused of antisemitism and racism.
According to the letter, Herrig called RFK Jr, "a total whack job whose views and conspiracy theories would be completely ignored, but for his last name." The dispute began when the New York Post falsely accused RFK Jr. of claiming that the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) "attacks certain races disproportionately" and "is ethically targeted" in a spliced video interview.
"COVID-19 is targeted to attack Caucasians and Black people. The people who are most immune are Ashkenazi Jews and Chinese," RFK Jr. stated in the video. "We don't know whether it was deliberately targeted at that or not, but there are papers out there that show the racial or ethnic differential of impact for that."
RFK Jr. vehemently denied the antisemitism and racism allegations and demanded a retraction from the New York Post on his tweet, claiming that his words were twisted. (Related: RFK Jr. warns: "There is no time in history where the people censoring speech were the good guys.")
The said hearing ironically focuses on "the federal government's role in censoring Americans." RFK Jr.'s name came up in a previous committee hearing when Republicans presented evidence that the government had actually requested Twitter to delete a tweet by RFK Jr. However, Democrats denied any instances of the government requesting Twitter to remove any legal content.
Democrats used the spliced video to condemn RFK Jr. and advance own agenda
The Democratic Party, who are concerned about RFK Jr.'s challenge to President Joe Biden, along with various anti-hate groups and medical researchers, quickly seized the opportunity to condemn RFK Jr. and advance their own agenda.
House Minority Leader Hakeen Jeffries (D-NY), known for his history of supporting antisemitism, accused Kennedy of employing a "vile antisemitic trope."
Jaime Harrison, the chair of the Democratic National Committee, tweeted that the comments of RFK Jr. were deeply troubling and did not represent the views of the party.
Rep. Suzan DelBene (D-WA), chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, called the remarks "reprehensible" and accused RFK Jr. of perpetuating harmful and debunked racist tropes.
White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre also weighed in on the matter, denouncing the claims of RFK Jr. as false and "vile," warning that they could put fellow Americans in danger.
The Anti-Defamation League, an organization dedicated to fighting antisemitism, released a statement condemning the remarks of RFK Jr. as deeply offensive and contributing to sinophobic and antisemitic conspiracy theories surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr. Michael Mina, a medical doctor and immunologist, quickly refuted the assertion of RFK Jr., dismissing the claims as absurd. He stated that the scientific knowledge required to create a virus targeting only certain ethnicities simply does not exist.
More likely than not, these people and organizations don't even know that they're commenting about a spliced video. Perhaps they don't even bother to check the video's authenticity, as long as they can attack RFK Jr. and advance their own agenda.
It's clear that as long as the Democrats are in control, they're going to continue finding any which way to censor truth-telling Americans. As RFK has stated many times, the good guys are never the ones doing the censoring. This is why the new social media pickax platform is being launched... to finally have somewhere dedicated to protecting and defending constitutional free speech. Sign up today to be among the first on the platform.