Appearing on Sean Hannity’s night-time Fox News Channel program, “Hannity,” Robert F. Kennedy Jr., the Democrat presidential candidate and a nephew of John F. Kennedy, declared that the CIA was behind the assassination of his uncle, JFK.
Speaking about that to Hannity, he said, “When Congress – ten years later – investigated the crime with much more evidence than the Warren Commission had at its disposal, Congress found that, yeah, it was a plot — it was a conspiracy.”
Continuing, he added, “There were multiple people involved. And most of the people in that investigation believed that it was the CIA that was behind it — because the evidence was so overwhelming to them.”
He then said, “My father (RFK Sr.) was walking in the yard with John A. McCone (CIA Director), and my father was posing the same question to him: was it our people who did this to my brother? It was my father’s first instinct that the agency had killed his brother.”
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.@RobertKennedyJr Exposes the CIA on Fox News: The CIA Killed JFK 'Beyond Any Reasonable Doubt'
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However, while RFK Jr.’s views on the CIA are entertaining to many on the right who grew disillusioned with the CIA over its behavior before, during, and after the Trump Administration, along with its pre-Iraq War intelligence failures, his hypocritical environmental stance of claiming climate change is a major problem while flying around the world on a private jet is infuriating to many.
Hannity brought that up toward the end of the interview, asking, “Have you given up all use of private jets because of your environmental views?”
RFK Jr. initially responded by trying to laugh the question off and dodge it, saying, “Are you really going back to that, Sean?”
Hannity didn’t back off. “Wait a minute, that’s a simple question. Are you pledging to never—have you given up the use of private jets?” he asked.
RFK Jr. then lied about his jet use saying, “Sean, I don’t fly on private jets. I don’t regularly fly on private jets and I’m not...”
“Regularly,” Hannity cut in, latching on to RFK Jr’s use of that qualifier. There was then crosstalk before Hannity said, “Listen. I think this climate alarmist stuff is a bunch of crap, so I don’t care if you do or not, but if you’re claiming to be a big environmentalist, you shouldn’t be flying on a private jet, right?”
RFK Jr. then backtracked a bit, saying, “I’m not that kind of environmentalist. I believe that—listen, I have been fighting for—against pollution on the rivers and water, against global pollution, against carbon pollution because of the toxicity of those things. I have not told people that they shouldn’t fly on private jets.”
Still, as far as Democrats go, RFK Jr. is a far preferable alternative to many than Joe Biden. Newsweek, reporting on his polling results, said:
A Fox News poll conducted from April 21 to 24 showed Kennedy with 19 percent in a hypothetical Democrat primary to Biden‘s 62 percent, while an Echelon Insights poll conducted from April 25 to 27 showed Biden with 66 percent to Kennedy’s 10 percent.
Kennedy may be hoping that his views on vaccines will find support. A Morning Consult survey of nearly 30,000 people in the U.S., conducted between March 7 and 13, found 71 percent of Americans had been vaccinated against COVID-19, but 21 percent were “unwilling” to do so.
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