Louisiana Republican Sen. John Kennedy destroyed President Joe Biden’s response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine during an interview on Wednesday, referring to the president’s actions as “a wimp fest.”
Kennedy shared the remarks during an interview on Fox News’ “Hannity” program with Sean Hannity on Wednesday regarding Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s address to Congress.
Sen. John Kennedy says that Biden "has gotten it right once in a row" with sanctions against Russia, but that the rest of Biden's response to the invasion of Ukraine "has been a wimp fest." pic.twitter.com/X9FmDInNb1
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“President Biden’s economic response to the invasion, and military response to the invasion, in my judgment, has been a wimp fest,” Kennedy said.
“Let’s take it first militarily. President Zelensky and the Ukrainian people are holding their own on the ground. They need air cover. Today President Zelensky said, ‘Can you please help me get planes, can you please help me get surface-to-air missiles? I’m not asking for American planes or pilots or troops. Help me with your allies,” he added.
Kennedy then blasted Biden’s response, noting a pattern from the Democrat leader.
“President Biden’s response is the same as it always is. I’ll get back to you in three to five business days, and he never gets back.” the senator noted.
Kennedy also noted the importance of American oil and gas in the response to Russia’s invasion.
“Unless you’re still living with your parents, you understand that you can’t put Putin on his knees without cutting off his cash flow. And you can’t cut off his cash flow without cutting off his oil and gas,” the senator told Hannity.
“A lot of his allies say we have to buy his oil and gas. Where are we going to get it? Well, the obvious answer is the United States, except for one problem. The woker darlings and the Democratic Party will not allow President Biden to adopt an all of the above energy policy which includes oil and gas, and the president just doesn’t seem to have the courage to stand up to him,” Kennedy added.
Kennedy is not the only one calling out Biden’s lack of leadership. During his address to Congress, Zelensky ended his remarks by switching to English and directing his conclusion to the president, “Being the leader of the world means to be the leader of peace.”
The White House reported plans to release an additional $800 million in military funding following Zelensky’s speech. The new commitment is in addition to $200 million announced on Saturday for Ukraine.
Indiana Republican Sen. Mike Braun shared a statement with The Daily Wire following his attendance at Zelensky’s speech.
“Today we heard from President Zelensky about his people’s fight for their freedom, and the U.S. must continue to help them repel the Russian invaders with lethal defensive aid and economic sanctions that cripple Russia’s ability to fund this war and isolate them from the world economy,” Braun wrote.
“United States and NATO military leaders must be reminded to take every precaution to avoid escalations that will result in war with Russia and American soldiers being put in harm’s way,” he added.