In a letter to Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH) of the House Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government, many House Democrats reportedly asked him to cancel Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s appearance at a hearing on social media censorship set for Thursday.
Several dozen additional representatives followed Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), Dan Goldman (D-NY), and Judy Chu (D-CA) in requesting the action.
The Democrats claimed that “repeatedly and recently spread vile and dangerous antisemitic and anti-Asian conspiracy theories that tarnish his credibility as a witness and must not be legitimized with his appearance before the U.S. Congress nor given the platform of an official committee hearing to spread his baseless and discriminatory views.”
The Democratic legislators were making reference to a Kennedy video in which he makes the argument that COVID-19 may have been racially targeted and asserts that Jews and Asians were immune to the virus and hence spared.
Democrats in the House took issue with Kennedy’s suggestion that Jews were a separate race in particular.
“This technique was used by Hitler claiming that there are biological differences between ethnic or racial groups to portray Jews as a lesser form of humanity, a steppingstone to justifying the annihilation of the Jews during the Holocaust. Allowing Mr. Kennedy to serve as a witness before the Select Subcommittee only services to legitimize his antisemitic and anti-Asian views.” they reportedly claimed.