On Monday, Democrat presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. appeared on “Jesse Watters Primetime” where he discussed a wide range of topics, including his position on vaccines and the whether the CIA was involved in JFK’s assassination, the Washington Examiner reported.
During the lighthearted interview, Watters said his mother wanted him to ask Kennedy about his position on vaccinating children. Kennedy reaffirmed his belief that autism is linked to childhood vaccinations and called for the same kind of “placebo-controlled” clinical trials for vaccines that other drugs are required to do.
The discussion shifted to former NIAID Director Dr. Anthony Fauci, with Watters asking whether Kennedy would prosecute Fauci if he won the presidency.
Kennedy said if Fauci was found guilty of any crime, he would prosecute him.
Watters then brought up the assassinations of JFK and Kennedy’s father, Robert F. Kennedy, noting that there is “evidence that suggests” that the CIA may have been involved in assassinations on US soil in the past. He asked Kennedy if he believes that the CIA is capable of doing that.
Kennedy said he couldn’t definitively answer the question, noting that even in the case of JFK’s assassination, it was impossible to say the CIA killed him, but “members of the CIA,” like David Astley Phillips and E. Howard Hunt, were “definitely involved” but were likely “operating on a rogue basis.”
Watters also asked Kennedy if he believes that he isn’t running against Joe Biden but Kamala Harris, given Biden’s advancing age, Mediaite reported.
Kennedy said if Biden withdraws from the 2024 race, Harris would likely be among the Democrats who will run for the nomination.
Kennedy admitted that he hadn’t seen the picture of Biden.
Watters joked that some of his female producers were hoping Kennedy would take off his shirt, prompting the presidential candidate to joke, “I’ll do it if you do it.”