Democratic White House hopeful and spiritual self-help guru Marianne Williamson gave credence to anti-vaccination theories in a 2012 radio show episode, telling her audience to “do your due diligence” before vaccinating their children.
“As with any radio show host, Williamson spoke with a variety of guests from all walks of life and some were provocative,” a spokesman for the Williamson campaign told CNN. “This guest had a specific point of view on the issue, but it’s clear from Williamson’s comments that she was neutral. For example, when someone like Kellyanne Conway is interviewed on CNN, we don’t assume the host agrees with everything she says.”
Williamson, who has made peace and love the cornerstone of her 2020 run, came under fire in June after she called vaccination mandates “Orwellian” and “draconian.”