Flashback: RFK Jr. praised China's 'organ harvesting' threats to meet climate goals

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Presidential campaigner Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. has made immoderate questionable remarks regarding China successful caller years, including applauding the state for allegedly utilizing threats of situation oregon organ harvesting arsenic a means to conscionable its greenish vigor goals, according to unearthed comments reviewed by Fox News Digital. 

"They instrumentality this precise seriously," Kennedy said successful 2014, speaking of China and its cleanable vigor statement that year. "I don’t cognize whether… the feline ends up successful situation with his, you know, organs harvested oregon what. But they are very, precise dormant serious."

Kennedy’s comments, made connected "The Ring Of Fire" vigor amusement successful 2014, followed the Obama medication announcing successful November of that twelvemonth that it was aiming to little greenhouse state emissions by 26% to 28% by 2025 compared to 2005 levels. Simultaneously, China announced it was aiming to summation its non-fossil substance stock of each vigor to astir 20% by 2030, according to the White House property release astatine the time.

The greenish vigor plans from the 2 nations were announced successful the lead-up to the Paris clime statement that was adopted by 195 nations successful 2015. 

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Independent statesmanlike campaigner Robert F. Kennedy Jr. speaks astatine a Cesar Chavez Day lawsuit astatine Union Station connected March 30, 2024, successful Los Angeles. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Kennedy pledged enactment for the Paris statement successful his remarks connected the 2014 vigor show, portion lauding President Barack Obama for his clime policies. 

"Well, Obama’s truly been bonzer implicit the past mates months, arsenic you said, helium did the powerfulness works rule, which for the archetypal clip volition let the EPA and the states to commencement regulating CO2," Kennedy added successful his vigor amusement remarks. 

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When asked however China would spell astir abiding by the agreement, which was non-binding, Kennedy relayed that the workload would beryllium divided betwixt China’s state governors, who would past bid their authorities employees to enforce clime policies. If the authorities employees failed to transportation retired the mission, Kennedy speculated they could look jailhouse clip oregon adjacent person their "organs harvested." 

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China person Xi Jinping (Xinhua/Shen Hong via Getty Images)

"The politician of that state is fixed his share, if there’s a nationalist committedness similar this one, the politician of that state is fixed his stock of, you know, immoderate his pro rata publication to that beforehand helium has to implement. He has to fig retired a mode to instrumentality it wrong his province," helium said earlier noting the authorities officials instrumentality their jobs "very seriously" and reportedly aren’t supra harming oregon imprisoning employees who fail. 

"They suffer their jobs and they, you know, they get punished… and immoderate benignant of advancement they person gets stopped if they don’t fulfill these quotas. And China is already starting down this road. They’ve committed $175 cardinal to caller solar," helium continued. 

Kennedy continued to laud China for its accumulation of star panels, which drove down prices crossed the satellite and "virtually" ended American manufacturing of star panels. 

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"They’re already manufacturing a surplus of star panels that person flooded the remainder of the satellite with star panels. And… portion of the benignant of collateral effect of that is that each of our – the terms of star panels person dropped truthful low, that it enactment retired of concern virtually each the American manufacturers. But it’s created a full manufacture successful this state for star installations," helium said. 

"When they [China] bash it, it really gets done," helium added. 

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Solar panels successful beforehand of factories astatine Jinjie Industrial Park successful Shenmu, China, Nov. 20, 2023. (Reuters/Colleen Howe/File Photo)

Kennedy, the lad of precocious U.S. Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, announced his tally for president past twelvemonth arsenic a Democrat, earlier switching and becoming an Independent campaigner successful October. The biology lawyer has stayed successful the contention arsenic members of the Democratic and Republican parties dropped out 1 by 1 this predetermination season, with media and elector attraction present focusing connected erstwhile President Trump, President Biden and Kennedy. 

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Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., President Biden and Kennedy's vice statesmanlike moving mate Nicole Shanahan (Getty Images)

"All we request to bash is get to 33% to triumph the election," Kennedy told Fox News contributor Raymond Arroyo past period on his programme "World Over," which airs connected the EWTN Global Catholic Network.

"You don't request 50%. It's a three-way contention – and it's truly a five-way race," helium added, alluding to autarkic campaigner Dr. Cornel West and Green Party campaigner Dr. Jill Stein, who are besides moving for the White House.

A Quinnipiac poll released past period recovered Kennedy with 16% enactment overall, with Trump and Biden each astatine 37%.

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Former President Trump waves to the assemblage during halftime successful the Palmetto Bowl betwixt Clemson and South Carolina astatine Williams Brice Stadium connected Nov. 25, 2023, successful Columbia, South Carolina. (Sean Rayford/Getty Images)

Kennedy besides made questionable remarks regarding China past year, arguing that the U.S. should "de-escalate" subject tensions with the communist nation. The comments were slammed by experts, including a retired Army colonel, who called the remarks "dangerously naive.

"The Chinese cannot and bash not privation to vie with america militarily," Kennedy told X proprietor Elon Musk successful a treatment past year. "So it’s benignant of a self-fulfilling prophecy that says, ‘Oh, the Chinese privation to beryllium our force and person a subject competition,’ they don’t. What we should beryllium doing is de-escalating subject unit connected China."

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He besides argued that the U.S. should fto Taiwan and China "work retired that contented connected their own" and that the U.S. should "back disconnected militarily." As warfare rages successful Ukraine and past Israel, the satellite has braced for China perchance invading Taiwan, which operates arsenic an autarkic state abstracted from China. 

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Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. speaks during a run rally astatine Legends Event Center connected Dec. 20, 2023, successful Phoenix, Arizona. (Rebecca Noble/Getty Images)

"We deliberation the satellite is connected our side, but it isn’t. All we’ve got – the lone radical who are supporting this pugnacious, bellicose narration with China are Australia, New Zealand, Korea, Japan, Britain, Canada," helium continued successful his remarks past year. "We’re beauteous overmuch unsocial successful the world. The remainder of the satellite is looking astatine america and saying, 'What the heck are you doing? Why are you trying to make a warfare with China? Why are you warring them over?'" 

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​​"They don’t privation war, they privation bid and they privation prosperity, and that cannot hap wherever there’s a war," helium said. 

John Mills, a retired Army colonel slammed the remarks successful a remark to the Epoch Times, saying Kennedy is "almost dangerously naive arsenic to the malign behaviour of China."

"I’m a small puzzled by his comments," Mills added. "He has beardown opinions connected the microorganism and the vaccine. Well, wherever does helium deliberation the microorganism came from? It’s benignant of incongruent."

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Kennedy's run said Wednesday that the existent argumentation with China is putting Taiwan astatine "greater risk," but did not code the 2014 comments connected "organ harvesting."

"The experts are wrong. The existent argumentation of confrontation with China is putting Taiwan astatine greater hazard by making it a pawn successful a geopolitical powerfulness game," the run said. 

Fox News Digital’s Brandon Gillespie contributed to this report. 

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