Democrats accuse RFK Jr. of racism as campaign gains momentum

 July 24, 2023

Although still widely regarded as a longshot, Robert F. Kennedy's presidential campaigns appears to have gained momentum, with Newsweek poll finding that he is supported by almost a third of those who voted for Joe Biden.

This appears to have rattled members of Kennedy's own party, leading some Democrats to engage in a veritable meltdown. 

Democrats label Kennedy as a racist due to COVID views

One of them is Eddie Vale, a veteran Democratic strategist who recently took issue with Kennedy's decision to testify on Friday before the House Judiciary Committee.

"On his own, he was doing a really good job of showing everyone his initials stood for Real F—ing [K]razy, so made sense to let him be," Vale was quoted as telling The Hill.

"This week was different and made sense for folks to engage, because of the combination of outright antisemitism and being a witness for Republicans’ nonsense hearing," Vale added.

The Hill noted that Vale was far from alone in voicing hostility towards Kennedy, as White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre did so as well during a briefing on Monday.

"If you think about the racist and antisemitic conspiracy theories that come out of saying those types of things, it is an attack on our fellow citizens, our fellow Americans," Jean-Pierre said of Kennedy's testimony.

Kennedy pushes back on antisemitism charge

"It is important that we essentially speak out when we hear those claims made more broadly," the press secretary went on to insist.

For his part, pushed back on the antisemitism charge last week when he put out a series of tweets disputing a claim that he believes COVID-19 was designed so as to avoid killing Jewish people.

What's more, Kennedy also spoke up during his Capitol Hill testimony by challenging allegations that he called "defamatory."

Jim Jordan accuses Democrat of trying to "censor" Kennedy

Kennedy's appearance included several tense moments, such as when House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan accused a Democratic member of trying to "censor" him.

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