President Donald Trump held a rally in Monroe, Louisiana on Wednesday night where he invited Senator John Kennedy (R-LA) to the podium for a few words.
Kennedy proceeded to rail against Democrats, especially House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), whose move to launch impeachment proceedings against Trump has sent Republicans into attack mode in an effort to discredit the investigation.
After saying he meant no disrespect, Kennedy proceeded to say of Pelosi:
“It must suck to be that dumb.”
Senator John Kennedy on Nancy Pelosi: I don’t mean any disrespect but it must suck to be that dumb pic.twitter.com/Z9A9hTjrnC
— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) November 7, 2019
While the spectators predictably applauded and laughed, others took issue with Kennedy calling the most powerful elected woman in history “dumb.”
Former Republican Congressman and MSNBC host Joe Scarborough was among them, and he didn’t mince words when calling Kennedy out for it.
Scarborough remarked about Kennedy:
“He has degraded himself. Oh and by the way, Senator, guess what: No matter what you do the rest of your life, that’s your moment when you die.”
He went on:
“Your bio 30, 40 years from now, whenever it is, that’s your moment. Congratulations. You did it for a man who committed crimes…you did it for a man who was actually willing to sell out the United States of America for some dirt on Joe Biden. You did it for a man who, again, has destroyed the Conservative movement.”
Scarborough proceeded to recite the laundry list of Trump policies and scandals that have done anything but make America great.
Others felt the same.
John Kennedy, a person with whom I have worked, is *infamous* for his complete inability to remember or have any policy interest in anything of importance, ever. He forgot the names of his own staff half the time. A complete soggy unseasoned meatloaf of a politician. https://t.co/mlsATEVR13
— Mr. Sign Your Tweets (@iwriterealgood) November 7, 2019
Senator John Kennedy confirms what we all know about human experience: when people don't have any facts or legitimate arguments on their side, they resort to name calling.#ThursdayThoughts https://t.co/ZbfzgHHIGW
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) November 7, 2019
Trump calls his critics "human scum."
Republican Senator John Kennedy calls Nancy Pelosi "dumb."
But Democrats need to be more civil. https://t.co/zKQQ7PY2Lc
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) November 7, 2019
“Nancy Pelosi is dumb” said John Kennedy at a rally for a man who stared directly at a solar eclipse and misspelled the word tap.
— The Volatile Mermaid (@OhNoSheTwitnt) November 7, 2019
Sen. John Kennedy is the Louie Gohmert of Jim Jordans. https://t.co/xRwJFkW9ts
— ROBERT MANN (@RTMannJr) November 6, 2019
History will remember Pelosi as twice being Speaker, meanwhile this John Kennedy will be the only Kennedy in the Senate nobody will remember. https://t.co/uRA2t93NcR
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) November 7, 2019
With a name like John Kennedy, contrasts between the Senator and iconic President John F. Kennedy were inevitably invoked.
Nancy Pelosi and John Kennedy pic.twitter.com/BD72wKmYQN
— Christine Pelosi (@sfpelosi) November 7, 2019
— Ian D. Carroll (@Hwy2Hysteria) November 7, 2019
I miss the days when you heard the words "John Kennedy" and your first thought was not "What did that ignorant jackass say now?" https://t.co/FKRHgQFx97
— ((( Cajsa ))) (@Cajsa) November 7, 2019
“John Kennedy” is now trending on Twitter with thousands of people dunking on the Senator’s comments.