Sen. Kennedy Slams Coronavirus Bill ‘Spending Porn’ – ‘They Think The American People Are Morons’

On Sunday, Republican Louisiana Sen. John Kennedy criticized what he called the “spending porn” that he believes was part of the recently passed coronavirus relief bill. Appearing on Fox News’ […] The post Sen. Kennedy Slams Coronavirus Bill ‘Spending Porn’ – ‘They Think The American People Are Morons’ appeared first on The Political Insider.

Sen. Kennedy Slams Coronavirus Bill ‘Spending Porn’ – ‘They Think The American People Are Morons’
On Sunday, Republican Louisiana Sen. John Kennedy criticized what he called the “spending porn” that he believes was part of the recently passed coronavirus relief bill. Appearing on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures With Maria Bartiromo,” Kennedy said that he understood the bill was necessary in order to “get money directly” to the people, hospitals and businesses that need it, but added that many of his constituents “are very upset at the spending porn on pet projects that was slipped into the bill.” RELATED: Congress Passes Historic $2 Trillion Virus Economic Rescue Package Sen. John Kennedy blasts the pork put into the stimulus bill: "Life is hard but it's harder when you're stupid and there's an enormous amount of spending porn on pet projects… It's why so many Americans think there's no intelligent life in Washington D.C." pic.twitter.com/tvVPcSb36O — Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) March 29, 2020 ‘There’s an enormous amount of spending porn on pet projects that was put into this bill’ “Well, you know, life is hard, but it’s harder when you’re stupid,” Kennedy said, when asked about excess spending in the bill. “And there’s an enormous amount of spending porn on pet projects that was put into this bill by some powerful members of Congress. They think the American people, I guess, are morons and won’t notice, but they did.” “It’s why so many Americans think there’s no intelligent life in Washington, D.C.,” Kennedy said. “It’s why Congress polls right up there with robocalls and sinkholes. This is what many Americans heard members of Congress say: ‘Oh my God, we could run out of ventilators. Oh my God, people could die. Quick, let’s give money to the Kennedy Center and the post office.’” John Kennedy: "There's an enormous amount of spending porn on pet projects" in coronavirus bill https://t.co/pzCVZUsDtt pic.twitter.com/2GFQe7xDjh — The Hill (@thehill) March 29, 2020 Kennedy said that he and other fiscal conservatives “swallowed” the bill, because they didn’t have much of a choice, but added that it was far from “a Lincoln moment.” “But a pox on the House and houses of all of those members of Congress who took advantage of this disaster, this tragedy, to take care of their pet projects,” he said. “There’s a provision to speed up FDA review of sunscreen products. There’s money in this bill for the National Endowment for the Arts, for the National Endowment for Humanities. There’s money in this bill for housing. There’s money in this bill for NASA. There’s money in this bill for a $500,000 water project in Utah … There’s money in here for the Smithsonian.” RELATED: Kellyanne Conway Blasts NYC Mayor de Blasio On Coronavirus Response Sen. John Kennedy: people are "very upset at the spending porn" that was put into the third stimulus bill to address the Chinese coronavirus pandemic. AMEN!https://t.co/qZucbvG5N9 — Mark Grant (@mgrant76308) March 30, 2020 ‘It’s not fair to the American people’ Kennedy said the irresponsible non-coronavirus-related spending “was started by Speaker Pelosi with her left-of-Lenin bridge-to-nowhere projects,” but added that she’s likely “not the only one.” “I think some other people in powerful positions piled on, and I don’t like it,” he said. “And it’s not fair to the American people. Now look, I’m tight as a tick. I squeak when I walk, I’m so cheap with taxpayer money. But I said, look, this is necessary. I swallowed it and said, we’re going to spend $2 trillion-plus because the American people need it.” “But when I pick up this bill, and see this kind of spending porn where people are taking advantage of a catastrophe for the American people, it pisses me off,” Kennedy finished. Sen. John Kennedy, R-La. speaking of Nancy Pelosi and associates, "think the American people… are morons and won't notice, but they did…It's why so many Americans think there's no intelligent life in Washington, D.C."https://t.co/Z7BB72Zvsz — Old Man With A Pen #TheGreatAmericanComeback (@ScottHendrick49) March 29, 2020 The post Sen. Kennedy Slams Coronavirus Bill ‘Spending Porn’ – ‘They Think The American People Are Morons’ appeared first on The Political Insider.