Senator John Kennedy (R-LA) is not a fan of liberals — or kale, apparently.
While campaigning on behalf of Georgia’s GOP senate nominee Herschel Walker, the wordsmith let known his distaste for all things woke as well as the crunchy produce.
“If you want to eat kale, that’s up to you,” Kennedy told a crowd of Walker supporters while slamming liberals who push the vegetable onto others. “I don’t eat kale, you know why? Because kale tastes to me like ‘I’d rather be fat.'”
The potential Louisiana gubernatorial candidate also claimed that those lending support to incumbent Senator Raphael Warnock (D-GA) in Tuesday’s runoff election were a special kind of stupid.
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“These high-IQ stupid people have an answer for everything, you know why?” Kennedy said of Democratic politicians. “Because they think they’re smarter and more virtuous than the American people.”
Kennedy also advised Georgians how to spot such leftists.
“These woke high-IQ stupid people are easy to recognize,” Kennedy continued. “They hate George Washington, they hate Thomas Jefferson, they hate Dr. Seuss, and they hate Mr. Potato Head. These woke high-IQ stupid people, they walk around with Ziploc bags of kale that they can eat to give them energy.”
John Kennedy is a national treasure:
"I don't eat kale. You know why? Because kale tastes to me like I'd rather be fat!"pic.twitter.com/7ZqEYK84p7
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Kennedy, an Oxford scholar, has a reputation for telling it like it is — as evidenced by another classic line he delivered in June about the nation’s then-record-high gas prices.
At the time, he joined Fox News’ Jesse Watters to discuss soaring inflation and the Biden administration’s dismal response to the economic woes that continue to plague the country.
“I don’t know about where you live, Jesse, but in my state, the price of gas is so high that it would be cheaper to buy cocaine and just run everywhere,” Kennedy remarked at one point in the interview.
In January, the senator made similar comments about Biden.
“The Biden administration has mismanaged COVID, it has mismanaged inflation, it has mismanaged the border, and it has mismanaged foreign policy, all in one year,” Kennedy said. “If the aliens landed tomorrow, and said, ‘take me to your leader,’ it would be embarrassing. Now President Biden is trying to change the subject by talking about race. And he is mismanaging that.”
As for Tuesday’s contest, Peach State voters have been particularly energetic — but there are no signs that bags of kale are providing that energy — to cast their vote in this runoff election.
More than 1.8 million Georgians have voted early in the state’s Senate runoff election — including a record-high 353,000 voters on Friday, the final day of early voting.
The Secretary of State has officially recorded 1,868,127 early voters, including more than one million female voters.
The number of early voters fell short of the total from the recent November midterms in Georgia, when about 2.5 million voters cast their ballot before Election Day.