John Kennedy, a Louisiana Senator, said that the “unprecedented” charges against former President Trump are like a “zombie apocalypse” and that they’re going to “really test our political system.”
Senator John Kennedy (R-LA) talked about the “surreal” charges brought against Trump by the Dept. of Justice under the Biden administration on this week’s The Hugh Hewitt Show.
“It’s crazy that President Trump has been charged four times in the past five months,” he said. “Politically, it’s kind of like the end of the world by zombies.”
Kennedy also talked about how unusually political the claims were.
“I mean, we aren’t talking about some door dash drive. He is a former United States president, and he’s running for president against a party that has four prosecutors that have indicted him,” he said.
“And no matter what you think of President Trump, this has never been done before,” he said.
Kennedy said that the charges will “really test our political system.”
“I mean, this is the kind of thing that occurs in countries where the Powerball jackpot is actually 387 chickens and a goat,” he said. “I mean, we don’t do that in America.”
He also said that now that such a tactic has been used once, it “won’t be the last” time it is used.
“There are a lot of very ambitious prosecutors in the United States, both Republicans and Democrats,” he said. “And now that the glass has been broken, I worry about what it means for the rule of law in our system.”
Kennedy said that the president’s “abysmal” poll numbers show how many Democrats are “celebrating” today because they think the new charge will help President Biden get re-elected.
“What do you try to do when you’re that unpopular? You try to switch the topic. You say, ‘I might be bad, but the other person is worse; I might be bad, but the other person is worse,'” he said. “And I think that will happen a lot in politics. They will keep the attention on President Trump and the charges against him.”
“It will work?” He also said, “I don’t know, but that’s what I see from 30,000 feet.”
As part of Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis’s investigation into the former president, a grand jury in Georgia indicted Trump this week. This would be Trump’s fourth arrest in the last five months.
Special Counsel Jack Smith has brought two federal charges against the former president, based on what he is said to have done to try to change the results of the 2020 election and how he handled White House records.
Alvin Bragg, the District Attorney for Manhattan, also charged Trump with making up more than 30 business records.