Kinfolk of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Criticize His Covid Remarks

And former Consultant Joseph Kennedy III wrote on Twitter on Monday afternoon: “My uncle’s feedback have been hurtful and fallacious. I unequivocally condemn what he mentioned.”

Mr. Kennedy rejected criticism of his feedback on Sunday, saying in a lengthy Twitter post, “The insinuation by @nypost and others that, on account of my quoting a peer-reviewed paper on bio-weapons, I’m in some way antisemitic, is a disgusting fabrication.” (The paper he referred to didn’t assist the claims he made.)

It was removed from the primary time that Mr. Kennedy’s relations felt compelled to disavow his phrases or actions.

As soon as an environmental lawyer identified for his work to scrub up the Hudson River, Mr. Kennedy — now a long-shot candidate operating in opposition to President Biden for subsequent 12 months’s Democratic nomination — has turn into a number one purveyor of anti-vaccine misinformation. Lengthy earlier than the coronavirus pandemic, he helped popularize false claims of a connection between childhood vaccines and autism, and since Covid vaccines turned obtainable, he has sought loudly and continuously to solid doubt on their well-documented security.

Final 12 months, Mr. Kennedy steered that unvaccinated People would quickly be extra persecuted than Anne Frank, who was murdered by the Nazis. A number of of his siblings criticized him for that remark, as did his spouse, the actress Cheryl Hines, who known as it “reprehensible and insensitive.”