Democrats intend to request that Representative Jim Jordan (R-OH) refrain from inviting Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to attend the Weaponization Committee’s hearing on censorship this week in light of his recent inflammatory comments.
This week, Kennedy was falsely charged with saying that the coronavirus was “‘ethnically aimed’ to spare Jews.” He didn’t really state that; rather, he warned about the possibility of ethnic bioweapons and provided proof of its viability by pointing to variations in how various demographic groups responded to the coronavirus.
Kennedy refuted the claim and asked the New York Post to withdraw it, citing his support for Israel as well as the Jewish community as a whole.
Democrats seized on the news, reportedly concerned about Kennedy’s opposition to President Biden. Hakeen Jeffries, the minority leader in the House and a well-known supporter of antisemitism, charged that Kennedy employed a “vile racial trope.”
Democrats started preparing a letter this week, according to Jake Sherman of Punchbowl News, requesting that Kennedy be excluded from a future hearing regarding censorship – in other words, that he be suppressed.
Together with Political Editor Emma-Jo Morris, who additionally broke the tale about Hunter Biden’s laptop in the Washington Post in 2020, Sherman will give testimony. D. John Sauer, Special Assistant to the AG for the Louisiana Dept. of Justice, will also testify. The hearing will be about “the federal government’s involvement in censoring Americans.”
Kennedy’s name came up during a previous committee hearing when Republicans demonstrated that the government had really requested Twitter erase a tweet by Kennedy while Democrats disputed that the agency had ever requested Twitter to remove any legal content.
The irony of requesting the censoring of one of the witnesses at a hearing about censorship, particularly on dubious grounds, has evidently escaped the Democratic letter writers.