Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) said Tuesday on Fox News that he was “so disappointed” in House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s $3 trillion coronavirus relief bill because it was “not a serious or mature effort to legislate.”
Kennedy said the bill was “dead as a fried chicken” in the Senate because it was filled with “political pageantry” like rewriting immigration laws and “a federal takeover of state elections systems.”
“In my opinion, the speaker has moved from folly to farce,” Kennedy said. “And when I saw it, it reminded me of that old Jack Nicholson line: ‘Go sell crazy somewhere else, we’re all stocked up here.’”
The Senate did indeed reject Pelosi’s bill on Tuesday, saying they wanted to wait and see if another bill was needed.
“Her bill would require us to borrow $3 trillion,” Kennedy said. “That’s 3,000 billion dollars that our kids have got to pay back.”
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