Kerry Kennedy, the sister of Democratic presidential nominee Robert F. Kennedy Jr., criticized him unfounded remarks at a press dinner Last week he claimed that COVID-19 had “ethnicly attacked” certain groups.
Robert F. Kennedy Jr., a well-known conspiracy theorist who has been vocal about his anti-vaccination stance, claimed in a now-viral video obtained by the… New York Post that the virus has a “genetic structure” that is used to “attack Caucasians and blacks.”
On Monday, his sister, the president of the nonprofit organization Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, fired one opinion in response to her brother’s controversial comments at the press dinner, which has already been publicly marred drinking and flatulence.
“I condemn in the strongest possible terms my brother’s deplorable and untrue statements last week that Covid was being manipulated for ethnic purposes,” the statement said. “His statements do not represent what I believe or what Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights stands for, given our 50+ year track record of protecting rights and standing up against racism and all forms of discrimination.”
His nephew, former Congressman Joe Kennedy III, also criticized the presidential candidate’s rants at dinner on Monday.
“My uncle’s comments were hurtful and wrong. “I strongly condemn what he said,” his Twitter post said read.
At dinner, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. had also unfoundedly claimed that “the people who are most immune are Ashkenazi Jews and Chinese.”
Later in his foray, he added that he wasn’t sure if blacks and whites were “targeted on purpose or not.”
The Democratic presidential candidate also claimed that the United States was funding efforts, including labs in Ukraine, that wanted to store Russian DNA “so we can target people based on race.” The BBC reported in 2022 that there was no evidence to support the claim that the US and Ukraine were working on Production of biological weapons.
Similarly, experts have criticized the idea that COVID-19 has “targeted” certain ethnic groups.
“Jewish or Chinese protease consensus sequences do not occur in biochemistry, but do occur in racism and anti-Semitism,” says Angela Rasmussen, a virologist at the University of Saskatchewan. posted on Twitter on Saturday.
On the same day the CEO of the American Jewish Committee and former US Representative Ted Deutch tweeted In response to the presidential candidate’s comments, he called them “deeply offensive and incredibly dangerous.”
“Every aspect of his comments reflects some of the most heinous anti-Semitic conspiracy theories in history and contributes to today’s dangerous rise in anti-Semitism,” Deutch wrote.
RFK Jr. has attracted attention for this outlandish claims in the past.