Kennedy: People Who Voted for Biden Thought They Were Getting the 2nd Coming of Obama; ‘They Got the 2nd Cousin of Bernie Sanders’

Melanie Arter | January 21, 2022 | 4:33pm EST
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Democratic presidential hopefuls former US vice president Joe Biden (L) and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders (R) take part in the 11th Democratic Party 2020 presidential debate in a CNN Washington Bureau studio in Washington, DC on March 15, 2020. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)
Democratic presidential hopefuls former US vice president Joe Biden (L) and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders (R) take part in the 11th Democratic Party 2020 presidential debate in a CNN Washington Bureau studio in Washington, DC on March 15, 2020. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

(CNSNews.com) – Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) said Friday that the American people are tired of being called racist because they don’t agree with President Joe Biden’s “woke neo-socialist agenda.”

Kennedy reacted with “disgust” to Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) called the Senate “racist” because Democrats failed to get rid of the filibuster. However, he said Johnson was just “taking his cues from his leader.”


“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. He keeps trying to stuff more diapers down the toilet,” Kennedy told Fox News’s “The Faulkner Focus.”

“He goes down to Georgia two weeks ago and demonstrated raw gut racial demagoguery,” Kennedy said about Biden’s speech in Atlanta on voting rights.

“That's what the congressman is just parroting, the clip you just showed. President Biden basically said to tens of millions of Americans who don't want to have an election month, who 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. He basically told all the tens of millions of Americans who believe that that they are Bull Connor, George Wallace racists,” the senator said.

“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. “Lots of Americans oppose - black and white - opposed the busing. She called him a racist for it. I thought that was racial demagoguery,” Kennedy said.

“It is not helping our country at all. 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 neo-socialist 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.

Kennedy agreed with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) assertion that he and Biden haven’t been speaking recently this year, because Biden isn’t acting like the moderate he campaigned as and that he has “adopted the Bernie Sanders prescription for America.”

“I think McConnell is right. The American people who voted for President Biden thought they were getting the second coming of President Obama. They got the second cousin of Bernie Sanders. That's not what they wanted. I like Bernie, but he tested negative for president. He lost, and President Biden or whoever’s advising him have told him, they have told him, I don't care what the president says,” the senator said.

“He’s adopted Bernie Sanders' agenda, and it's not what the American people want, and he’s also said, if you don't agree with me - President Biden has said, you’re a Bull Connor, George Wallace racist. I mean have we sunk that low?” he said.

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