Antivaxxers are sometimes violent, often abusive, and always wrong. A leading anti-vaxxer is presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. He has repeatedly compared vaccine mandates to the Holocaust. Rolling Stone and Salon retracted an RFK article linking vaccines to autism.
In New Hampshire, Gov. Ron DeSantis is again arguing that he is a better bet to counter Robert Kennedy in a General Election than Republican front-runner Donald Trump.
“RFK Jr. will be a vessel for anti-lockdown and anti-Anthony Fauci voters if Trump is the nominee. If I’m the nominee, they all go to me because I stood up against Fauci,” DeSantis said, in footage recorded in Londonderry by reporter Stephanie Murray.
DeSantis added that he would “clean out” the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
“It’s a big part of my platform with Trump though; he created Fauci. He elevated Fauci, he never fired him. He said that he did everything right during COVID. He claims he saved 100 million lives, you know, with the mRNA vaccine and all this stuff,” DeSantis said.