Sen. Kennedy: Democrat-backed COVID relief bill can only be improved ‘with a shredder’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has made it her mission on Capitol Hill to help push through a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief proposal favored by President Joe Biden.

Now that the package is heading to the U.S. Senate for a vote, however, critics including Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) are describing the bloated bill as hopelessly packed with partisan “pork” spending, as Breitbart reports.

“An incentive to people”

For his part, Kennedy declared that the only way to improve the proposed legislation is with a “shredder.”

The Louisiana Republican, known for his folksy phrases and quips, issued his latest denunciation of the proposal on Wednesday during an on-air interview with Fox News Channel’s Lawrence Jones. The segment began with a discussion of Biden’s immigration and border policies but quickly morphed into a review of the COVID-19 relief bill.

“He gives money to people in his bill who are in our country illegally,” the senator said. “Well, that’s obviously an incentive to people to come here illegally and a disincentive to people to follow the rules.”

Going on to denounce other aspects of the legislation, Kennedy said that the president claimed he was interested in meeting Republicans “halfway” in determining the specifics contained therein.

“If that’s the case, he’s a damn poor judge of distance,” the senator remarked, according to Breitbart. “He has rejected everything we’ve proposed.”

“Looting after a natural disaster”

Calling the bill “dreadful,” Kennedy said that it is “not even a coronavirus bill” because it is packed with unrelated spending proposals that read like a progressive wishlist.

“The only way I know how to improve it is with a shredder,” he said, adding that calling it “a coronavirus bill is like calling Harvey Weinstein a feminist.”

Kennedy went further in his colorfully worded opposition, decrying the bill as “an orgy of pork” that was “chock-full of spending porn,” comparing the Democrats’ effort to push through this package amid a public health crisis to “looting after a natural disaster,” as Breitbart reported.

Of course, he is not the only member of his party speaking out against the bill in no uncertain terms.

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) emphasized his disapproval by forcing a full reading on the Senate floor of the entire 628-page bill, complaining that lawmakers “rush these massive bills that are hundreds, if not thousands, of pages long” and that no member has sufficient time to read in their entirety.

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  2. We know who going to pay for this monstrosity, please send the bill to the Democratic party leaders, who wanted this stupid baleout.

  3. People, citizens really need to get on board with the Convention of States Movement.

    Enough is Enough!

  4. Thank all you level headed members stick to your guns. We can’t let them think they can run all of this bs. That’s why the republicans are the bright ones other side their lights are off

  5. By By America ! So long it’s been good to have known ya !The Democrats have finally pretty much destroyed the only good thing in this world, America ! The only action that can save our precious Nation now is if the good patriots in our military provide us with a coup ! Even that though may be a pipe dream with the deterioration of the people in command .

  6. And myself as a Vietnam Veteran voice the same as Senator Kennedy, from what I read in all the political posts, I see the more CORRUPTION that is in our Congress. Nobody but the Democrats are gaining RICH, spending our Tax Dollars. Very little of what I have seen, has to do anything with the Pandemic. WHAT’S WRONG WITH THE PICTURE FOLKS????

  7. Thank you, Kennedy, looking after the people, Americans, who are deserving of monies in this COVID bill. No bloat, as they are crazy Nancy’s cohorts. No illegals getting it. No subway payments and all that idiotic stuff. Just COVID related. Take all that stuff out and she can send Americans that $2000 Biden promised and still be under it.

  8. Thank God we can depend on congressmen like Sen. Kennedy and Sen. Johnson to keep rationality in the Halls!

  9. Pelosi should have been put completely out of our government many years ago. She is a lying democrat and she lies about everything all the time. I wouldn’t believe her on a stack of bibles. No one else should either.

  10. I dont know anybody that would vote for Joe Biden with a right MIND! He telles everybody that he is going to RAISE TAXES! and they say he got 80 Million Votes FRAUD!

  11. Throw crazy Nancy in the shredder with that other piece of trash (HR-1). That will improve the US immensely.

  12. Isn’t it shocking thatonly two Senators spoke against that behemoth they call a bill…. all those morons that say they represent us flushed us down the toilet….. and we are supposed to sit back and take it …. MILITARY …. where are you …. hopefully, you are still working for our country and will not betray us ….. what is left for us …. we are even stripped of any shred of dignity…. Shame on you CONGRESS to line your own pockets with the money instead of helping the people who put you there and help to put food on your table and the roof cover your head….. you are what is referred to as TRAITORS……

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