Sen. John Kennedy’s Take on Dem Push to End Filibuster Is Comedy Gold

Sen. John Kennedy, the Louisiana Republican who is known for his colorful colloquies, has laced Democrats over their push to end the filibuster for a single piece of legislation in signature fashion.

The GOP lawmaker shared his remarks during an interview on Fox News’ “Hannity” program on Monday.

“The Biden administration’s effort to get rid of the 60-vote threshold in the United States Senate is not about a Senate that doesn’t work. It’s about a woke agenda that doesn’t sell,” Kennedy said during the interview.

“Getting rid of the 60-vote threshold in the Senate in my judgment would be like giving whiskey and car keys to a teenage boy,” he quipped.

He went on to lambast the president for inaccurately claiming Americans who don’t support a Democrat voting reform bill that overturns state ballot integrity measures like voter ID “racist.”

“Pres. Biden is wrong to say that tens of millions of Americans are racist because they don’t support his woke agenda,” Kennedy tweeted.

“The truth is that most Americans think more about character than race—They understand that souls have no color,” he added.

In the interview, the Louisiana senator highlighted many of the Biden administration’s weaknesses as the president reaches the end of his first year in office.

“The Biden administration has mismanaged COVID, it has mismanaged inflation, it has mismanaged the border, and it has mismanaged foreign policy all in one year. If the aliens landed tomorrow and said, ‘Take me to your leader,’ it would be embarrassing,” he told Hannity.

“Now President Biden is trying to change the subject by talking about race, and he is mismanaging that. America is not perfect. Americans know that, but they also know that we are good. Black lives have mattered to most Americans for a long time,” Kennedy said.