Governor Newsom claims Robert Kennedy Jr. is being “used” by the Republican Party.


In one (n NBC News interview On Friday, California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) lashed out at Robert F. Kennedy Jr., claiming that the Democratic presidential nominee is being exploited by conservatives.

Asked by NBC’s Chuck Todd if he thought Kennedy was being taken advantage of, Newsom replied: “He’s smart enough not to be taken advantage of.” But he knows what he’s doing and he’s being used.”

Kennedy is a conspiracy theorist and the face of the anti-vaccination movement. He spreads the false claim that vaccinations cause children to develop autism, allergies, cancer and other diseases.

In April he announced that he would run as a candidate Democratic candidate for the 2024 presidential nomination. Right-wing Fox News host Tucker Carlson and Infowars host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones did it praised his run for president. Former Donald Trump adviser Steve Bannon said Kennedy would be a great candidate for Trump seeking the Republican presidential nomination in 2024. NBC News reported.

Newsom said in the interview that while he reveres Kennedy as one of his “great environmental inspirations” – a nod to his previous work as an environmental lawyer and activist – today he disagrees with Kennedy on many of his political views and positions , such as his comments on vaccines.

Last year, the two opinions on parole clashed by Sirhan Sirhan, who assassinated his father, Senator Robert F. Kennedy, when he was running for president in 1968. Newsom blocked the release and Kennedy insisted Sirhan was innocent. Politico reported.

“I wish him nothing but the best, and I mean it. I have great respect for him, his children and his wife. But boy, his politics have changed, and I just don’t believe that,” Newsom said.

HuffPost reached out to Kennedy for comment but did not receive an immediate response.

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