Sen. John Kennedy: ‘There Are Times’ When I Think Pelosi ‘Tried Tide Pods’

By Melanie Arter | September 16, 2020 | 10:11am EDT
Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)
Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)

( - Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) told Fox News’ “Hannity” on Tuesday that at times House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) acts as though she’s one of the people who “tried Tide Pods.”

“Sean, with respect, there are times particularly recently when I think Speaker Pelosi is one of those people who tried Tide Pods,” he told host Sean Hannity.

For example, Kennedy said, Pelosi is threatening to keep House Democrats in session unless the Senate GOP agrees to pass her $3.4 trillion coronavirus relief bill, called the Heroes Act.

“I want you to think about what she proposed today. This is what the speaker is threatening to do. She is threatening to keep the House Democrats in session and prevent them from going home and running for reelection unless the Senate Republicans agree to the speaker’s $3.4 trillion coronavirus bill, and when she made that statement, my Republican colleagues in the Senate, we just looked at each other and said, okay,” he said.

“Let me get this right. On the one hand, we can vote for Pelosi’s $3.4 trillion bill or we can agree to allow her to put the House Democratic majority into jeopardy,” the senator said.

“That's just a bone deep down to the marrow foolish,” Kennedy said.

“Number two, the speaker knows where we stand. The Republicans in the Senate are unified. Fifty-two out of 53 Republicans last week voted to give the American people unemployment compensation to help small business to provide more testing, to provide money for child care, to provide money to get our schools open, and we are united, and no Democrats would vote for that bill in the Senate,” he said.

“The third point I make is, let me tell you what this is really about. Senator Schumer and Speaker Pelosi aren't going to agree to anything until we agree to spend a trillion dollars bailing out New York and California, and that's not going to help – happen rather in your or my natural life,” the senator said.

Hannity said that means it will cost him more money, “because I'm an idiot and I stayed here. My work makes me.”

Kennedy had one suggestion: “Move to Louisiana.”

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