GOP Senator Tells Critics Of Cops: 'Call A Meth Head' Next Time You’re In Trouble
Written by Huffingtonpost on April 27, 2021
Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) scorned those that dare criticize the police, telling them to as an alternative “name a meth head” for assist.
“I’ve mentioned it earlier than,” Kennedy advised Fox Information’ Sean Hannity on Monday. “In the event you hate cops simply because they’re cops, then be happy to name a legal, name a meth head, the following time you get in hassle.”
Kennedy beforehand urged critics of legislation enforcement to “name a crackhead” as an alternative of the cops.
Kennedy’s quip ― his newest in a protracted string of controversial feedback ― got here throughout a dialogue on repeated killings of Black individuals by law enforcement officials.
Cops “have about 60 million encounters with Individuals every year,” Kennedy famous to Hannity in a clip shared by Mediaite. He then parroted right-wing rhetoric by attacking the decision to “defund the police,” which truly advocates redirecting some authorities funds from the police to social companies.
“In the event you assist defunding the police, you have got examined optimistic for silly,” Kennedy mentioned.
He additionally attacked the media, claiming many journalists “have a story they usually solely need to cherry-pick and decide situations which present cops at their worst.”
“I imply, I don’t settle for, nor do I believe most Individuals settle for, that the majority cops are dangerous individuals, or racist,” Kennedy continued. “They don’t stand up day by day and go into work hoping they will harm someone. Most of them stand up day by day and hope they will themselves come again house alive.”
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