House Democrats tried to block President Joe Biden’s primary opponent, Democrat Robert F. Kennedy Jr. when giving public testimony during a government investigation.
Kennedy was among the witnesses who testified Thursday for a House Judiciary Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government about the collusion between the federal government and Big Tech companies to suppress speech.
In the beginning, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., cited House Rules 11, Section 2, “which Mr. Kennedy is violating,” she said.
“I’m moving to go to a larger stage because Mr. Kennedy has repeatedly made offensive and anti-Asian statements as recently as last week,” said Wasserman, who was the former chairman of the Democratic National Committee and came to the end of the debate after the Wikileaks emails came to light. show DNC staff tried to tip the scales against the representation of Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and in favor of nominee Hillary Clinton.
House Rule 11, Section 2 requires any House witness whose testimony is “disparaging, discrediting or impeaching any person,” to be presented without a majority.
During his testimony, Kennedy insisted that his statement was incorrect.
“In my entire life, I have never spoken a word against racism or dissent,” Kennedy told the House panel.
Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., called for Wasserman Schultz’s resolution, and he responded by asking for a vote.
All of the Republicans on the select committee supported Massie, voting not to join the closed session for Kennedy’s testimony. All Democrats voted for Wasserman Schultz.
Wasserman Schultz said it was voting against “allowing a witness to disparage others and violate the law and to have his testimony and disparagement be expanded rather than presented at a grand jury.”
Rep. Dan Goldman, DN.Y., said he votes, “No hate speech.”
Last week, Kennedy announced that COVID-19 could be a deliberate weapon from China, and said: “COVID 19 his goal is to attack Caucasians and blacks. The most protected people are the Ashkenazi and Chinese Jews.”
Kennedy, the son of former attorney general and New York Senator Robert F. Kennedy, is the son of his former President John F. Kennedyis challenging Biden for the Democratic presidential nomination
“I was vetted, not by the Democratic administration, I was vetted by the Trump administration,” Kennedy said at the House hearing. “I am the first person to be the chairman [Jim Jordan, R-Ohio] he explained, I am the first person tested by Biden’s administration two days after he took office. ”
Massie added that “the disagreement and misunderstanding from the other side of the aisle is deafening.”
“This is a meeting about an investigation that began with an effort from the other side of the aisle to investigate Mr. Kennedy,” Massie said. “They don’t want him to talk. However, this is the topic of this article. It has prevented him from speaking, coordinating between the government and the private sector. “
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