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Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Hearing Puts Censorship, Misinformation Fights at Center Stage

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. hearing highlights battles over censorship and misinformation.

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Image Source: Robert F. Kennedy Jr. speaks at the Arizona March for Medical Freedom at the State Capitol building. Rally to protect rights to make informed medical decisions. (Shutterstock @ In The Light Photography)

Well, folks, it was a real showdown on Capitol Hill! House Democrats tried to muzzle Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., and remove him from a hearing on federal government censorship, claimin’ he violated House rules by spewin’ defamatory or degrading stuff. But let me tell ya, Kennedy wasn’t about to back down without a fight!

You see, Kennedy, who’s running’ for president against Biden, was invited by the Republicans to testify at a House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government. But right from the get-go, the Democrats were gunnin’ to silence him.

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., moved to take the hearing into a secret executive session, accusin’ Kennedy of makin’ “despicable” antisemitic and anti-Asian comments. Kennedy had suggested that COVID might’ve been “ethnically targeted” ’cause Ashkenazi Jews and Chinese folks seemed more immune. But hold on a minute! Kennedy clarified he wasn’t accusin’ anyone of engineerin’ the virus, just statin’ some observations.

But the Democrats’ push to halt the hearing got shot down like a clay pigeon, thanks to the Republican majority. You could hear ’em hollerin’ “no to hate speech,” but it didn’t stop the GOP from stickin’ to their guns.

Then came the tussle over time! Democrats tried to limit Kennedy’s remarks, complainin’ about him gettin’ 10 minutes to speak instead of the usual five. Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, the subcommittee’s chair, explained that they often give lawmakers more time, but the Democrats weren’t buyin’ it.

Kennedy took the opportunity to air his grievances against censorship. He talked about how his speech announcin’ his candidacy was censored on YouTube just five minutes in! Can you believe that?

He didn’t stop there, folks. Kennedy called out the Biden administration for tryin’ to censor his vaccine comments right at the start of their term. They even came up with a fancy new word – “malinformation” – to shut people like him up. Malinformation, he said, is true information that’s just inconvenient for the government.

Kennedy reminded everyone of his Uncle Edward Kennedy, a legendary senator known for reachin’ across the aisle and avoidin’ insults and censorship. And that, my friends, is how you make your point loud and clear in the Wild West of politics!

So, there you have it – a heated showdown in the halls of power, where freedom of speech collided with the desire to silence. Who’ll come out on top? Well, partner, that’s a tale yet to be told!

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