Several House Democrats sent a letter to Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) and Chairman Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) calling on them not to invite RFJ Jr. to testify before the government’s Jordanian militarization subcommittee.
House Democrats are asking Kevin McCarthy and Jim Jordan to disinvite Robert F. Kennedy Jr. from testifying before the government’s Jordanian Militarization Subcommittee. pic.twitter.com/fcjjuwPFA9
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) July 17, 2023
In the letter, Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), Dan Goldman (D-NY), and Judy Chu (D-CA) wrote in part, “Mr. Kennedy employs a pernicious form of anti-Semitism that has been used For centuries. This technique was used by Hitler, claiming that there are biological differences between ethnic or racial groups. A springboard to justify the annihilation of the Jews during the Holocaust.
Jim Jordan succeeded in having Republicans compared to Hitler by inviting Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to testify before his government militarization subcommittee.
RFK Jr.’s comments about Jewish immunity to COVID because the virus was designed to target certain races were both crackpot and anti-Semitic.
House Republicans like Jordan and McCarthy have figured this out by trying to use a subcommittee whose goal is to help Trump and hurt Biden to elevate RFK Jr. in the Democratic presidential primary.
RFK Jr. is a known fringe conspiracy theorist who is unlikely to be a problem for President Biden in the Democratic presidential primary, but he has become a huge problem for Jim Jordan who cannot benefit from a national platform to air his views to a congressional hearing.
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