In a shocking turn of events, Democratic presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has been caught red-handed violating “Politics 101” by selling campaign merchandise that is not made by labor unions or in America! Can you believe it? This alleged transgression, coupled with his controversial views on vaccinations, could really put a damper on his already long-shot challenge against President Biden.
Dems Have Found Another Reason to 'Despise' RFK Jr. https://t.co/yoRcK5NJwa
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) July 13, 2023
For years, it has been a rule for Democratic campaigns to have as many materials as possible, from shirts to stickers to campaign buses, made by union shops in America. It’s supposed to show the party’s commitment to labor unions and the working class. But it seems like Kennedy missed the memo on this one.
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. stated commitments to American labor unions. But "Kennedy 2024" T-shirts sold by his campaign are "Assembled in Honduras," according to the tag on a shirt obtained by Axios. https://t.co/L1zQV3PS5Y
— Axios (@axios) July 12, 2023
The “Kennedy 2024” T-shirts that his campaign is selling proudly display the tag “Assembled in Honduras.” Yes, you read that right – not made in America, but in Honduras! And to add insult to injury, the manufacturer, Bella + Canvas, happens to be a U.S.-based company that is not even unionized. Just when you thought it couldn’t get worse!
And it’s not just the shirts, folks. Even the campaign sticker lacks a union label. It’s truly a slap in the face to hardworking Americans who expect their Democratic candidates to stand up for labor rights. It seems like Kennedy’s commitment to “protecting” labor unions and American industry is nothing more than empty rhetoric.
Now, I must give credit where credit is due. At least the placards at Kennedy’s presidential announcement rally were union-made. But that’s just one small victory in a sea of disappointments. The fact remains that most of his campaign materials fail to meet the basic requirements set by the Democratic Party.
Ray Buckley, the chair of the Democratic Party in New Hampshire, didn’t hold back in expressing his disappointment. He called on Kennedy to prioritize human rights over his political aspirations. And to be honest, I couldn’t agree more. It’s time for Kennedy to practice what he preaches and start supporting American workers and labor unions.
It’s not surprising that Democrats on social media are jumping on this as “one more reason to despise this guy.” Kennedy’s hypocrisy is becoming more apparent with each passing day, and it’s clear that he is not the leader he claims to be. Let this be a lesson to all politicians: if you want to win the support of the American people, you better walk the talk and support our workers.