GOP rep links RFK Jr.’s brain worm to Kennedy assassinations

Rep. Mike Collins (R-Ga.) appeared to link the story about presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. saying a doctor told him a parasite ate a part of his brain to the assassinations of his father and uncle.

“You either die a Kennedy with a hole in the brain or live long enough to become a Kennedy with a hole in the brain,” Collins said in a Wednesday post on the social platform X.

Kennedy’s father, former Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, and uncle, former President Kennedy, were assassinated in 1968 and 1963, respectively. The gunshots in the former president’s assassination most notably included a shot to the back of his head.

On Wednesday, the New York Times reported the independent presidential candidate was told he may have a parasite in his brain more than a decade ago.

The Times reviewed a 2012 deposition from Kennedy on symptoms he was suffering from, and a doctor’s suggestion of the parasite. The newspaper reported Kennedy started having memory loss and mental fogginess in 2010, which raised worries about Kennedy possibly having a tumor.

According to the Times, multiple doctors spotted a dark spot on his brain scans. Right before he was about to have surgery to remove the apparent tumor, Kennedy said a doctor called him and said he thought Kennedy had a dead parasite in his brain.

Kennedy reportedly said in the deposition that the doctor told him that he thought the brain scan dark spot was a result of “a worm that got into my brain and ate a portion of it and then died.”

The Hill has reached out to Kennedy’s campaign and Collins’ office for comment.

Collins, who often posts memes and jokes to his account on X, recently got in hot water for sharing and applauding a video of counterprotesters to a pro-Palestinian protest at the University of Mississippi in which white students could be seen harassing a Black woman. Collins faced backlash for his support of racist actions that could be seen in the video.

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