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Politics GOP senator defends calling Pelosi 'dumb': 'What I said was accurate'

08:50  09 november  2019
08:50  09 november  2019 Source:   thehill.com

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Sen . John Kennedy (R-La.) defended remarks this week in which he called Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) “ dumb ," saying that his comments were “ accurate .” accurate .” "Let me say it again: I think that what Speaker Pelosi is doing here is not only dumb , but it's dangerous," he said , referring to the

John Kennedy (R-La.) defended remarks this week in which he called Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) “ dumb ," saying that his comments were “ accurate .” “Well, I didn't mean disrespect,” he said Friday on Fox News, “but I do think what I said was accurate .”

Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) defended remarks this week in which he called Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) "dumb," saying that his comments were "accurate."

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"Well, I didn't mean disrespect," he said Friday on Fox News, "but I do think what I said was accurate."

"Let me say it again: I think that what Speaker Pelosi is doing here is not only dumb, but it's dangerous," he said, referring to the House Democrats' impeachment inquiry led by Pelosi.

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Sen . John Kennedy defended himself for having called House Speaker Nancy Pelosi " dumb " during a Wednesday night rally with President Trump in Louisiana. "But I do think what I said was accurate ." The outspoken, first-term senator has been a consistent supporter of Trump and joined him at the

Sen . John Kennedy defended himself for having called House Speaker Nancy Pelosi " dumb " during a Wednesday night rally with President Trump in Louisiana. "But I do think what I said was accurate ." The outspoken, first-term senator has been a consistent supporter of Trump and joined him at the

"It's a partisan impeachment, clearly," he continued. "All impeachments, I guess, are political. But, this one's 100 percent political and it's going to establish a new norm for America that I think is bad for us."

Kennedy first made the remark Wednesday at a rally in Louisiana alongside President Trump.

"Speaker Nancy Pelosi is trying to impeach him," Kennedy said. "I don't mean any disrespect, but it must suck to be that dumb."

Republicans on Capitol Hill have criticized House Democrats for a process they've called a "sham" after Democrats and Republicans on three committees held closed-door interviews with several officials regarding Trump's dealings with Ukraine.

Public interviews are slated to begin next week.

"Due process should matter," Kennedy said Friday. "And I think Speaker Pelosi intends to give the president a fair and impartial firing squad and she made up her mind before she saw the facts."

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