Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., slammed government censorship during an exclusive interview with Fox News' Maria Bartiromo on Sunday, calling free speech the "cornerstone of democracy" and warning that government crackdowns on free expression could have disastrous implications.
"When people censor speech, when we look back in history, they're never the good guys," he said. "Government abuses every power that it's given, and if government suddenly has the capacity to censor its critics, it has a license for any atrocity."
The remarks come after the 2024 presidential hopeful faced off with House Democrats at a hearing on federal government censorship last Thursday. Democrats, including Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, accused Kennedy of holding racist views for comments stating that COVID-19 may have been "ethnically targeted" as he alleged those most immune to the virus were Ashkenazi Jews and Chinese people.