In an NBC Information interview on Friday, California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) went after Robert F. Kennedy Jr., asserting that the Democratic presidential candidate is being utilized by conservatives.
When requested by NBC’s Chuck Todd whether or not he thought Kennedy was getting used, Newsom stated, “He’s good sufficient not for use. However he is aware of what he’s doing, and he’s getting used.”
Kennedy is a conspiracy theorist and the face of the anti-vaccine motion, spreading false claims that immunization causes youngsters to develop autism, allergy symptoms, most cancers and different circumstances.
In April, he introduced he can be operating as a Democratic candidate for the 2024 presidential nomination. Proper-wing Fox Information host Tucker Carlson and Infowars host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones have praised his run for president. Former Donald Trump adviser Steve Bannon stated that Kennedy would make an amazing operating mate for Trump, who’s searching for the Republican presidential nomination in 2024, NBC Information reported.
Newsom stated within the interview that, though he reveres Kennedy as certainly one of his “nice inspirations on the surroundings” — a reference to his previous work as an environmental lawyer and activist — he disagrees with Kennedy on lots of his politics and stances as we speak, similar to his remarks about vaccines.
Final 12 months, the 2 clashed of their opinions on the jail launch of Sirhan Sirhan, who assassinated his father, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, as he ran for president in 1968. Newsom blocked the discharge and Kennedy insisted that Sirhan is harmless, Politico reported.
“I want him solely one of the best, and I imply that. I’ve nice respect for ― for him, and his youngsters and his spouse. However boy, his politics have shifted, and I simply don’t purchase it,” Newsom stated.
HuffPost reached out to Kennedy for remark however didn’t obtain a right away response.