If there is joke to be found in any bad situation, Sen. John Kennedy will locate it.
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Louisiana Republican Sen. John Kennedy made some personal observations about the situation surrounding the latest scandal in the Biden White House — the discovery of cocaine near a visitor’s entrance.
In an interview with Fox News’ Jason Chaffetz, Kennedy told the former Utah GOP congressman that the situation wouldn’t be as bad as it is now if only someone had been more upfront, to begin with.
“Are you going to be able – as a senator – to be able to understand what’s going on with this investigation?” Chaffetz asked. “My guess – just a guess – the United States Secret Service already knows how this happened. They just haven’t told us yet.”
“Well, I haven’t seen the news today,” Kennedy responded. “Did they find more blow in the White House or are we still talking about the first stuff? Look, I’ve been in the Situation Room. There are cameras everywhere. I’m pretty sure the Secret Service knows. I don’t know who did it. I don’t know whose blow it was.”
Next, he dropped some of his trademark humor.
“I probably shouldn’t say this, but if my record was as bad as this White House’s record, I’d probably give my staff blow too,” he quipped. “I’m only kidding. They’ll get to the bottom of it. Frankly, I’m not saying it’s not significant but it’s not earthshaking, you know?”
Chaffetz said: “They could make it a much bigger story, but they could also dismiss it. What I’m concerned about is they continue to morph their story,” noting how many times the reporting has shifted, even to the point where on Friday, National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan suggested that it may have belonged to a visiting construction worker.
Then Kennedy noted: “It’s never the crime; it’s the cover-up. The White House could have handled this real simply by saying, ‘hey, the Secret Service found some cocaine in the Situation Room. We don’t know how it got in here, but by God, we’re gonna find out, and as soon as we find out whose blow it is, we’re either going to fire them and, or prosecute, and we’ll let you know.’ And then tell the American people the truth, but this White House didn’t do that. I don’t know whether it’s contempt for the average American, but they think they can stonewall or talk their way out of anything.”
“Instead of looking the American people in the eye in front of God and country and say, ‘yeah, you know, some chowderhead brought some blow into the White House, and we’re gonna find out who it is and take appropriate measures and we’ll keep you posted,’” the senator said.