WASHINGTON – President John F. Kennedy’s grandson Jack Schlossberg ridiculed Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Friday for not endorsing Joe Biden’s re-election bid and running for president while continuing to spread conspiracy theories.
in a video Posting on his Instagram, Schlossberg, the son of Caroline Kennedy, said his grandfather’s legacy is important and that Biden is becoming «the greatest progressive president we’ve ever had.»
«Under Biden, we’ve added 13 million jobs, unemployment is at its lowest level in 60 years. Biden approved the biggest investment in infrastructure since the New Deal and the biggest investment in green energy in history. He appointed more federal judges than any president since my grandfather. He ended our longest war. He ended the covid pandemic and he ended Donald Trump. These are the issues that matter. And if my cousin, Bobby Kennedy Jr., cared about any of them, he’d support them too Joe Biden,» Schlossberg said.
«Instead, he’s trading Camelot, celebrity conspiracy theories and conflicts for personal gain and fame,» he said of his second cousin. «I’ve heard it. I know it. I have no idea why anyone thinks he should be president. What I do know is that his candidacy is an embarrassment. Let’s not get distracted again by someone’s vanity project. I’m excited to vote for Joe Biden in my state’s primary and again in the general election. And I hope you do too.»
Schlossberg’s comments come a day after RFK Jr. testified before the House Subcommittee on Weapons of the Federal Government. During the hearing, Kennedy sought to fend off widespread condemnation of comments he made recently suggesting that Covid could be an «ethnicly targeted» bioweapon possibly designed to save «Jews and Ashkenazi Chinese.»
Kennedy set aside his prepared opening remarks, saying, «I never uttered a sentence that was racist or anti-Semitic.»
Other members of the Kennedy family have also lashed out at RFK Jr. for his comments and behavior.
Earlier this week, Kerry Kennedy, one of his sisters, harshly criticized her brother in a brief statement Monday after a report quoted him as saying that Covid-19 was “targeted to attack Caucasians and Black people. The most immune people are Ashkenazi Jews and Chinese.»
An overwhelming proportion of American Jews are Ashkenazi Jews, descendants of Jews who lived in Central and Eastern Europe.
NBC News has not verified the video. In a statement on Twitter later that day, Kennedy defended his comments, saying they were not anti-Semitic.
Former Rep. Joe Kennedy III, D-Massachusetts, also weighed in Monday, tweeting that he condemns his uncle’s comments.