(USA Features) Sen. John Kennedy, the Louisiana Republican who is known for his colorful banter and comedic nature, said Wednesday he would push back against “socialism” as he announced a reelection bid that is endorsed by former President Donald Trump.
“With this announcement, I want to make you a new promise. I promise I will always be your voice during the good times and the bad,” Kennedy said in a campaign video.
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“I promise I will be a voice against the socialism that’s now overtaken Washington, D.C. I promise that come hell or high water, your values will be my values,” he added.
Kennedy has been hugely critical of President Joe Biden and the Democrats’ legislative agenda, earning his praise and plaudits from the former president and many Republicans around the country.
“President Biden tonight called for a massive intervention by the federal government into the lives of the American people. He wants to dominate, through the federal government, America socially, culturally, spiritually, and economically,” said Kennedy.
He noted in a recent statement to the press that Biden’s FY 2022 budget at about $6 trillion is far too expensive.
“America’s debt is already economic quicksand, and President Biden’s budget would mire us deeper in that pit by spending more than ever before. With inflation on the rise and the economy re-opened, the Biden administration thinks now is the time to spend trillions of dollars on liberal pet projects while undercutting our national defense,” said Kennedy, who served 17 years as the Louisiana state treasurer before winning a Senate seat in 2016.
Trump eagerly endorsed the incumbent senator.
“John Kennedy of the Great State of Louisiana is a spectacular Senator and person. He is a tireless advocate for the people of his State and stands strongly with the forgotten men and women of our Country. Strong on Energy Independence, the Military, our great Vets and the Border, John has my Complete and Total Endorsement!” Trump said in a written statement.
Kennedy told voters that he’s kept his promises and will continue to do so, adding: “And when I say I will do something, I will stick. I can’t guarantee you that I win every fight, folks, but by God, I will always refuse to be beaten. You can write that down and take it home to mama.