Sen. John Kennedy sounded off on Democrats Friday in response to a claim by Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.), who is black, that senators who refused to support a voting reform measure were “racist.”
In an appearance on Fox News Channel’s “The Faulkner Focus,” the Louisiana Republican voiced his “disgust” with Johnson over his remarks in deeming the Senate “racist” for failing to pass the Democrats’ voting legislation, adding that the rhetoric from Democrats that Republicans are “racist” needs to “stop.”
Going further, Kennedy said that “the American people are getting pretty tired of being called” racists by Democrats simply for opposing their legislation.
“The Democratic congressman, he takes his cues from his leader, President Biden. I don’t hate anybody. I look for grace wherever I can find it. I have spent time with him. President Biden is a nice guy. He is. Is President Biden a perfect person? No. Does he try to do better every day? Also no. Therein lies the problem,” Kennedy began.
“He keeps trying to stuff more diapers down the toilet,” Kennedy quipped. “He goes down to Georgia two weeks ago and demonstrated raw gut racial demagoguery. And that’s what the congressman is just parroting.
“President Biden basically said to tens of millions of Americans who don’t want to have an election month — they want to have an Election Day — who believe that if you vote, you ought to have to prove you are who you say you are,” the GOP senator continued.
“He basically told all the tens of millions of Americans who believe that that they are Bull Connor, George Wallace racist.”
“Now, it offended me. It offended tens of millions of Americans. I was offended when Vice President Harris, when she was running against President Biden in the primaries, I was offended when she all but called President Biden a racist for not supporting getting 10-year-old kids up at 4:30 in the morning and busing them for two hours,” he added.
“Lots of Americans oppose, black and white opposed the busing. She called him a racist for it. I thought that was racial demagoguery. This is not helping our country at all,” Kennedy continued.
“I will say this: The American people are getting pretty tired of being called a racist or a traitor or a Nazi because they don’t agree with the president’s woke neosocialist agenda. And that is why his poll numbers are on a journey to the center of the earth. And he needs to stop it,” he said.