Balint tries to stop RFK testimony

Challenger to Biden accused of anti-semitism

RFK Jr. testifies at House panel July 20 – screenshot from RFK video

By Guy Page

Vermonters are criticizing Rep. Becca Balint (D-Vermont) for signing a letter seeking to stop Robert F. Kennedy Jr. from testifying before Congress about censorship. 

The letter, signed by Balint and 101 other House members (mostly Democrat), failed to achieve its purpose as Kennedy, a challenger for the Democratic nomination for president, on July 20 addressed the House Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government.

At issue were statements at a dinner party July 15 and caught on video and reported in the New York Post. RFK Jr. said “Covid-19 is targeted to attack Caucasians and Black people” and that Ashkenazi Jews and Chinese people are the most immune. 

The comment was immediately lambasted as anti-semitic by many in the press and by many elected Democrats, including Balint, who is Jewish. She signed onto a July 18 letter authored by Florida Rep. Debby Wasserman-Schultz saying that “Mr. Kennedy has repeatedly and recently spread vile and dangerous antisemitic and anti-Asian conspiracy theories that tarnish his credibility as a witness and must not be legitimized with his appearance before the U.S. Congress nor given the platform of an official committee hearing to spread his baseless and discriminatory views.”

“He was testifying on  the federal government’s role in censoring U.S. citizens,” Cathy Hoyt wrote in a letter to the editor published in the Vermont Daily Chronicle. “Even while testifying they tried to prevent him from speaking. I don’t agree with much of what Balint stands for, but agreeing to censorship is inexcusable.”

Jacqueline Brook of Putney agreed. 

“The Democrats try to censor RFK, Jr., in a hearing on censorship,” she wrote to VDC this weekend. “Unbelievable! The Democratic Party, the party of the new Grand Inquisition.”

“This is apparently the treatment Congress dishes out if you try to discuss scientific studies, published papers, on vaccines, that are not totally pro-Big Pharma,” Brook said. 

RFK Jr. is a longtime, leading critic of mass, mandated vaccination, including the Covid-19 vaccine. Besides pushing back against being accused by Wasserman-Schultz of anti-semitism – “I won’t be lectured to about antisemitism from Democratic lawmakers like Wasserman Schultz  who voted to give Iran $150b while that regime promises a new Holocaust against the Jews” – the dark horse candidate also explained his provocative comment about Covid-19 and Ashkenazi Jews, who are descended from central European Jews and are the dominant Jewish ethnic group. 

Historically, anti-semites have accused Jews of causing major catastrophes, such as plagues and wars. For example, Adolf Hitler held Jews to blame for Germany’s surrender to the Allies in the First World War, setting the stage for the Holocaust. 

RFK, however, was referring to a study showing Jews (and the Amish), as well as some Asians, are less likely to develop Covid-19 based on their genetics. 

In a Newsweek interview with Paul Bond, RFK cited a 2020 study posted on the National Institute of Health website which concludes: “39% and 54% of deleterious variants in ACE2 [genetic factors receptive to Covid-19] occur in African/African-American and Non-Finnish European [Caucasian] populations…..Amish and Ashkenazi Jewish populations do not appear to carry such variants in ACE2 coding regions.”

Balint has not referred to the Wasserman-Schultz letter and its charges against RFK on her social media sites, which are focused mostly on flood relief. 

Categories: Covid-19, politics

37 replies »

  1. She owes him a public apology, but I’m sure she will not give it because like the rest of the now woke Democtatic Party if you are against them you are labeled a systemic or whatever name they want to call you!

    • I agree, Rep (?) Balint owes RFK Jr. and all Vermonters an apology, after more than three years of Government-corporate cooperative censorship it is time to shine a light on the truth. If Balint does not support the First Amendment she should resign now. Balint is a coward, I challenge her and any other politician to have an open discussion with any concerns they have about RFK Jr. – the truth will prevail.
      Its time to call out the Lies, and put the cowards in their place.

  2. I encouraged all my conservative friends to vote for her in the primary, just so Vermont could be rid of her. How much worse could she be in the House than Welch after all? Now I feel guilty for inflicting her on the rest of the country…

    • So like all 12 of you? There is no reason to give RFK an audience. I have to hand it to him, he found a loophole. Banned from every social media platform for touting easily refuted lies, he decides to run for President so the media HAS to pay attention to him. As a Democrat in an empty field to boot! He took Trump’s strategy of running for President for PR and cranked it to 11.

      • Unlike Get Real, who is on the side of Balint and her pro censorship communist friends, RFK Jr. has every right to speak, and it is up to the individual citizen whether to listen or not and decide what to believe or not to believe.

      • Really, “touting easily refuted lies”. You need to do your own research and get educated. You obviously have not taken the time to read the actual scientific literature that his claims are based on. I have spent hundreds of hours reading such literature. At least, we should be able to discuss and openly debate scientific research. After all, that approach is consistent with the Scientific Method. We have the sudden emergence of a new phenomenon called “sudden adult death syndrome”, which is occuring globally. Young and middle aged, healthy people just dropping dead out of nowhere. The media claims this is a result of climate change. This is nothing more than absolute propaganda, so are the statements: follow the science and the new norm.

      • COVID is hardly “settled science”. One thing we have known since the time of Louis Pasteur, the Father of Immunology…someone who has had an infectious disease and survived it has a better immunity than someone who has been immunized artificially with a vaccine. That IS settled science and those who had tested positive for COVID were still mandated by the military and many employers to get the jab. Unfortunately, “misinformation” is defined as something not embraced by the progressive/marxist worldview.

      • If you really proud to be a woke Dem, then you would at least publish your name.

      • Which lies are you referring to? Please be specific. While you’re at it, I would like your take on the methodological rigor of the NIH paper. Are the authors wrong about ACE2 binding affinity between different populations? If so, please explain.

      • It’s called: FREEDOM of SPEECH. Maybe you might have heard of it? Though from the pouring onto this forum, RFK & Prez. Trump sure have you all shaken up!!!!!!!!!!

    • So did I. But this finishes her. She isn’t worth even sending her to the swamp.

  3. Balint is just another liberal leftist degusting Swamp Rat period!!
    Hey Vermonters wake up! WAKE UP PEOPLE!! Are you awake yet???

  4. Yes, Becca Balint is just another black eye for Vermont, like all woke liberals
    she can’t handle the truth, she’s just an agenda-following fool with no class…

    Vermont deserves better, someone not funded by outside money or someone
    who can think for herself………….. pathetic.

  5. Weh! Weh! Weh! Now the so-called liberals who voted for Balint are crying. Didn’t they realize this is what you voted for when you vote for a Progressive. A Progressive is a Communist that changed their name to get your vote and your too naive (a nice word for stoopid) to realize it.

    CARL SAGAN: “One of the saddest lessons of history is this: if we have been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We’re no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It’s simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves, we’ve been taken. Once you give a charlatan power over you, you almost never get it back”.

    And Becca Balint is a charlatan.

  6. The moderate Democrats, Independents, and centrists are getting a large dose of reality and it’s hard to swallow I’m sure. The congressional hearings, Twitter files, Durham report, et. al, exposing the rotten, evil despots, aka our government and representatives. Watching the snake eat it’s own tail is quite a grand spectacle and a prophesy of things to come. The war is, indeed, real.

    • But Melissa….precisely who is telling them? Because it sure isn’t NPR, the networks, the NY Times, or the D.C. Post, it’s not VT Digger or the Benn Banner/Brattleboro Reformer either, nor is it CNN or MSNBC.

      My guess is these fools in VT simply believe she is doing a fine job & will vote for her yet again next time ’round. I’d love to be wrong.

      • As The Biden said “it is not who votes, it is who counts the votes.” Propaganda works. Criminal syndicates are deeply entrenched here and abroad. They have done a fantastic job hiding their criminality. However, fraud has a limited shelf life. Co-conspirators get nervous and start dropping the dimes to save their own hides. The coverups take up resources and attention, something eventually spills out and blows it all up to smithereens. Drip, drip, flood….that is where we are at and more to come. Many are waking up and that is what they fear the most!

  7. The powers to be will do anything, legal or otherwise to drag old Joe across the finish line

  8. This is a first! Cathy Hoyt write an opinion to VT Daily in favor of Robert K. Jr. Then Vermont Daily Chronicle follows-up with an article with the headline, “Vt criticis unhappy”. , referencing Ms. Hoyt’s opinion.

  9. Republicans giving her any important committee positions shows just how screwed up the GOP has become. She makes Welch look bi-partisan and a centrist by comparison. She is trying to make herself look important in congress which of course the lefties will believe.

  10. I wouldn’t have expected anything different from her!!! Another transplant trying to change VERMONT to match California!!!

  11. When oh when will the Progressive Cultist Vermont voter realize they elected a Marxist as their US House Rep. How much more proof (or smelling salts) to they need to wake up from the moral superiority cult-like-trance they’ve been in for quite sometime?

    • The Progressive Cultist Vermont Voter you reference is too stoopid to even know they’re a Communist.

  12. Two of Rep Balint’s colleagues who also signed this letter accusing RFK Jr of being antisemitic made the following statements earlier in the month:
    Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) “Israel is an apartheid state. To assert otherwise, Mr. Speaker, in the face of this body of evidence, is an attempt to deny the reality and an attempt to normalize violence of apartheid”

    Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.): “I want you to know that we have been fighting to make it clear that Israel is a racist state”.

    They both, along with Ms Balint signed this accusatory letter with the call to censor RFK Jr. Where is the outrage from Becca on her colleagues antisemitism??? She even puts her signature right along side theirs!
    I guess there are different standards for US House members and their incredible hypocrisy.

  13. The democrats on the house committee tried to censor the witness RFK even before the hearing on censorship started. Debby Wasserman-Schultz Democrat Rep. from Florida opened the hearing trying to block RFK’s opening statement. The delegate from the Virgin Islands (not a voting member of congress) gave a nasty opening statement accusing Mr. Kennedy of nasty lies she read in the liberal media but was shut down by the chairman. What is a delegate even doing on a congressional committee?

    Schultz ended up with egg on her face (which was an improvement) after Mr. Kennedy proved her wrong as well as the nasty Delegate. These are the people that Balint is aligned with. As for the voters in Vermont and Florida, I can’t imagine how anyone can cast a vote for the candidate who encourages censorship. Where do the lies stop and the truth begin?

    Under the democrat/progressive political woke thumb, who gets to decide what’s true and what isn’t. The last three years has shown that the democrats censored important facts about Covid, the so-called vaccine, the Hunter Biden laptop, the 2020 election, the war in the Ukraine, the Trump Russian Hoax, two ill conceived impeachments and more. This leads me to believe that truth is the least thing on the minds of democrat/progressive voters. This is not to imply that all republicans are saints, far from it.

    If democrats are not ashamed of their party at this point in history, they condone corruption, censorship, lying and destroying good people for the party. That looks a lot like other political parties around the world that have eventually been crushed by ordinary people. People who just want to live in freedom and be left alone from greed and the lust for power to control every aspect of their lives, like here in once free and beautiful Vermont.

    Balint is a disgrace in training. Welch and Sanders are the masters of deception. The country is a mess and our little state is too. Thank a democrat, a woke progressive or a RINO governor for what they have done. But most of all thank the supporters of these frauds for your misery. If you are wealthy enough to weather this political storm, good for you. Most of us can’t and are being hurt in numerous ways.

    In 2024, you better wake up and vote as though your life depends on it because it does. Either we live in truth and freedom to speak and live our lives as we wish without the nanny state’s thumb on everything we do. Remember, none are so blind as those who refuse to see! Is that you?

  14. That anyone is surprised by balint’s actions or false outrage is curious.
    Vermont long ago gave up serious representation in the federal government.
    Obviously Vermont voters prefer to make a statement by sending inept members of the elitist/socialist variety. Bonus points for now sending a female to grift for the democrat party…and herself.

  15. If you guys want to talk about censorship, ask Guy why I’m not allowed to reply to any of you. I know you guys aren’t scared of a little dialogue.

  16. I could not care one iota about anything Blaint or Kennedy has to say or do.

    But, if you’re worried about the weaponization of the federal government under Biden you ain’t seen nuttin yet:

    “If you mess around with us, if you do something bad to us, we are going to do things to you that have never been done before.”

    A harbinger of things to come, so be careful what (who) you wish for.

  17. She’d be better off sticking to just lining her pockets in Washington just like her co-workers.

  18. I think our entire Vermont contingent owes a huge apology to Mr Kennedy AND all Vermonters. I wouldn’t hold my breath waiting, however. As a veteran, it stings a lot more to hear our elected representatives and senators publicly state they want to prevent the most cherished freedom we Americans and Vermonters hold most dear. To curtail our freedom of speech, to squash our ability to testify to Congress is the opposite of what I fought for. These people certainly do NOT represent me or anyone I know. They all belong in a socialist country; there are plenty to chose from. I for one will never allow the likes of them to make this country and/or this state into a socialist/communist/or whatever they wish to call it oppressed land.

  19. First Amendment
    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.