Kennedy Apologizes (Kind of) for Calling Tanden a ‘Whack Job’

“I apologize. I was searching for a word for extremist, which I think is more neutral. And I should have said extremist. I never should have said whack job.”

— Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) apologized for calling President Joe Biden’s embattled budget chief pick, Neera Tanden, a “whack job,” Politico reports.
Kennedy explained that he was searching for another word before calling her “a neo-socialist, left-of-Lenin whack job.”

Kennedy Comes Clean on Creeps

“This is no country for creepy young men, creepy old men or creepy middle aged men. But this also no country to deny people due process.”

— Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA), quoted by the Washington Post, saying that the third woman to accuse Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct has been invited to make a sworn statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee.