RFK, Jr. Called For Dissolving Companies That Disputed Climate Change

All is not a bed of roses with Democrat Representative Robert Fitzgerald Kennedy, Jr..

Democratic presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr., an environmental and anti-vaccine activist, once called for corporations and conservative groups that dispute climate change to be handed the “death penalty.” 

Kennedy, a controversial environmental lawyer whose résumé includes work for the Natural Resources Defense Council and waterway preservation group Waterkeeper Alliance, argued in a 2014 blog post that big oil companies, including Koch Industries and ExxonMobil, “should be given the death penalty.” 

The post, titled, “Jailing Climate Deniers,” was a response to claims made at the time that Kennedy said “all climate deniers should be jailed.” He denied ever saying such a thing, writing, “I support the First Amendment which makes room for any citizen to, even knowingly, spew far more vile lies without legal consequence.”

“I do, however, believe that corporations which deliberately, purposefully, maliciously and systematically sponsor climate lies should be given the death penalty,” Kennedy wrote for EcoWatch.

As a political candidate, RFK, Jr. should be praised when he’s right but needs to be held account when he’s wrong, including for previous statements or actions like this. The same standard applies when when Ricky Gervais, rightly, scolded Hollywood elites despite some really bad things he has done in the name of his animal rights activism. Like Gervais, Kennedy has a far nastier side he has to account for.

2 thoughts on “RFK, Jr. Called For Dissolving Companies That Disputed Climate Change

  1. So far all I se is him parroting the moronic parts of the Dem platform. The reason anyone listens to the Dems is the Grabbers of Pussy have gone bananas with plant prohibition and efforts to conscript women into forced reproduction by the violence of law. What does this Kennedy have to say about that? Right now U.S. women who vote against being enslaved by mystical fanatics also vote to ban energy–whether they want to or not. Now that the 3rd party is hijacked by Anschluss, this is a hot topic.


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