President John F. Kennedy’s nephew, Robert Kennedy Jr., is in the dog house with his wife, “Curb Your Enthusiasm” star Cheryl Hines, for comparing the strife of Holocaust victim Anne Frank to those of American’s facing vaccine mandates.
“My husband’s reference to Anne Frank at a mandate rally in D.C. was reprehensible and insensitive,” Hines tweeted. “The atrocities that millions endured during the Holocaust should never be compared to anyone or anything. His opinions are not a reflection of my own.”
Kennedy gave a speech during an anti-vaccine mandate rally in Washington D.C., where he referenced the Jewish teenager who spent two years hiding from the Nazi’s during WWII, then died in a concentration camp in 1944.
“Even in Hitler’s Germany, you could cross the Alps to Switzerland. You could hide in an attic like Anne Frank did,” he said on Sunday. “Today the mechanisms are being put in place so none of us can run and none of us can hide.”
“The minute they hand you that vaccine passport, every right that you have is transformed into a privilege contingent upon your obedience to arbitrary government dictates,” Kennedy continued. “It will make you a slave!”
The public has expressed their outrage at Kennedy’s comments, with the Auschwitz Memorial calling him out on Twitter the same day.
“Exploiting of the tragedy of people who suffered, were humiliated, tortured & murdered by the totalitarian regime of Nazi Germany – including children like Anne Frank – in a debate about vaccines & limitations during global pandemic is a sad symptom of moral & intellectual decay,” the museum wrote.
When a commenter asked Hines if she stood with her husband’s remarks, the “Flight Attendant” star replied, “My husband’s opinions are not a reflection of my own. While we love each other, we differ on many current issues.”
Kennedy issued an apology on Tuesday. “I apologize for my reference to Anne Frank, especially to families that suffered the Holocaust horrors. My intention was to use examples of past barbarism to show the perils from new technologies of control. To the extent my remarks caused hurt, I am truly and deeply sorry.”
JFK would be a Republican today. Hey RFK Jr., you may find that the Republican Party is better. We need to get rid of McConnell, Thune, Ryan and Rove. But we will, and it is a great patriot party in the making.