House Democrats attempted to remove Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. from a hearing on federal government censorship, accusing him of violating House rules by delivering a degrading testimony. Kennedy, Jr., who is running for president against Biden, was invited by Republicans to testify at the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government. However, after his opening remarks, Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz moved to censor Kennedy for a defamatory testimony. Democrats have consistently attacked Kennedy for being anti-vax and have also labeled him as antisemitic and anti-Asian.
Kennedy responded to Schultz’s claim, saying:
“This is an attempt to censor a censorship hearing.”
He also addressed the allegations targeted at him:
“I have never told anybody I have never told the public avoid vaccination. I want to have a conversation with him about that with the American people, which I believe vaccines should be tested with the same rigor as other medicines medications.”
“In my entire life, I have never uttered a phrase that was either racist or antisemitic. There is no evidence of that.”
Kennedy, an environmental lawyer, has a history of discussing possible connections between vaccines and autism. Despite this, he insisted his views are frequently distorted, maintaining that he has never advised the public to avoid vaccinations.
The hearing also addressed allegations that the Biden administration censored Kennedy when he tweeted about the death of baseball icon Hank Aaron after receiving the Covid-19 vaccine. Chairman Jim Jordan claimed this tweet was an effort to encourage vaccination among Black Americans.