Kerry Kennedy Denounces Brother RFK Jr.’s ‘Deplorable & Untruthful’ COVID-19 Remarks
Kerry Kennedy, the daughter of the late Robert F. Kennedy and a prominent lawyer and human rights activist, publicly condemned
Kerry Kennedy, the daughter of the late Robert F. Kennedy and a prominent lawyer and human rights activist, publicly condemned her brother, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., for his recent controversial remarks about COVID-19. In a tweet on July 17, Kerry expressed strong disapproval of Robert’s views, stating that his comments about the pandemic being “engineered for ethnic targeting” were “deplorable and untruthful.”
Further addressing her brother’s statements, Kerry released a full statement on the website of RFK Human Rights, the advocacy organization founded in memory of their father. In the statement, she emphasized that Robert’s views did not align with the principles of RFK Human Rights, which has a longstanding commitment to protecting rights and combating racism and discrimination.
Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who declared his presidential candidacy in April, made the contentious remarks during a private event in New York City. He suggested that COVID-19 disproportionately targets specific racial and ethnic groups, including Caucasians, Black people, Ashkenazi Jews, and Chinese individuals.
Kerry’s public denouncement underscores the division within the Kennedy family over Robert’s remarks, highlighting the sensitivity of the issue and its potential impact on the family’s legacy in human rights advocacy.