'Dead As Fried Chicken': GOP Senator Reads Biden's Political Autopsy

'Dead As Fried Chicken': GOP Senator Reads Biden's Political Autopsy


Sen. John Kennedy broke down President Joe Biden’s post-debate political future Friday evening on “Hannity.”

On a Fox News segment hosted by Kayleigh McEnany, she brought up the fact that Democratic Senator Mark Warner from Virginia is organizing a group of other Democratic senators to urge Biden to withdraw from his 2024 reelection campaign after the first presidential debate. During the discussion, Kennedy, a Louisiana Republican, expressed skepticism to McEnany about whether Biden’s pre-recorded interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos would be influential enough to impact public opinion significantly.

“I’m not sure, Kayleigh, that interviews like the president gave tonight matter much at this juncture. You can’t make this cat walk backwards,” Kennedy said. “People saw what they saw in that 90-minute debate, and I think most of them think that it’s only a matter of time before President Biden stumbles again because they understand that old age doesn’t get better, it gets worse.”

“Fairly or unfairly, I think most Americans have made up their minds,” he continued. “I think they have concluded that President Biden is old, that he is likely suffering from some form of neurodegenerative disease, that he’s suffered from for a while and that the White House and many members of the media industrial complex have covered it up and that cover-up has been toxic, in my opinion, for what it’s worth.”

“I think President Biden, politically, is as dead as fried chicken. He can now quit, he can be replaced — let me just finish my thought,” Kennedy said as McEnany began to respond. “Or he can run and lose. You can’t successfully run for president of the United States when your campaign slogan is, ‘I’m only senile some of the time,’ as one commentator pointed out today.”

McEnany agreed with Kennedy’s evaluation of President Biden and speculated about the advice Biden’s advisors might be giving him. She highlighted an instance from Biden’s interview with Stephanopoulos where he dismissed questions about his declining poll numbers, leading her to wonder if Biden’s team is simply telling him what he wants to hear.

“You shouldn’t look to Washington, D.C. for wisdom or comfort at this difficult time. As you know, most people in Washington, D.C. will unplug your life support in order to charge their cellphone,” Kennedy said. “Most people in Washington, D.C. right now are worried about how the president’s problems are going to impact them personally. I’m more interested in what the American people think.”

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