Senator John Kennedy (R-LA) shredded President Biden over his gun control speech on Wednesday that was in response to a crime surge across the country, calling it “drivel” and positing that whoever was advising him on crime was a “butthead.”
Kennedy told Fox News host Sean Hannity: “I don’t hate anyone, but whoever is advising the president on crime, and I don’t know who it is, but whoever it is, his Secret Service name ought to be ‘Butthead,’”
Biden was widely panned for his anti-gun speech that was given at the White House calling for mandatory background checks for private gun sales and a ban on “assault weapons and high capacity magazines.” With strong opposition by Republicans, neither of those items are expected to pass.
“Why has Chicago become the world’s largest outdoor shooting range? Why is it safer to walk down the streets of Mogadishu than New York City?” Kennedy posited.
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“Crime is not up, as the president seemed to indicate today, because of inadequate background checks. Crime is up because many, not all, but many members of the president’s own party believe in defunding the police,” the senator contended. “They ran on it, and in many cities, they’ve done it. Crime is up because many members of the president’s own party want to turn cops into social workers. Crime is up because many members of the president’s own party think all cops are racists, including, apparently, the African-American police officers.”
“Crime is up because many members of the president’s own party think that when a cop shoots a criminal, it’s always the cop’s fault. But when a criminal shoots a cop, it’s always the gun’s fault,” Kennedy declared.
In his speech, Biden tried to blame the pandemic for the rise in crime while simultaneously threatening American citizens over gun rights. He also put forth that budget shortfalls in major American cities were responsible for police funding cuts, not actions by radical leftists and Democratic officials calling for the police to be defunded. Ironically, he also added that cities could use surplus coronavirus aid “to hire police officers needed for community policing and to pay their overtime.”
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“We’re not gonna get in control of this crime situation until we do three things… until President Biden does three things,” Kennedy said. “Number one, fund the police. Give them their money back. Number two, let cops be cops. Let them do their job. Now, if they misbehave, if they don’t follow the law, punish them. Hold them accountable, like we did with Derek Chauvin, but most cops follow the law. And number three, we’re gonna have to do what Mayor [Rudy] Giuliani and Mayor [Michael] Bloomberg did in New York City … We’re going to have to bring back ‘stop, question and frisk‘ and apply it in a racially neutral manner.”
By the end of May, New York City was rocked by an increase in murders of 17.4 percent. The city had 73 percent more shootings and 24.9 more auto thefts than they did at this time in 2020.
“This attitude among many, not all, but many of my Democratic colleagues that we can have order without justice, that we can have order without law enforcement, is nonsense,” Kennedy emphatically stated. “I don’t know where it came from. Unfortunately, I don’t know why, but there are people in this world – they’re not mixed up, they’re not confused, they’re not sick, it’s not a question of whether their mom or daddy loved them enough — they’re just anti-social, and society’s got to be protected and we’ve got to have cops to do it.”
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