Louisiana senator mocks Pelosi for initiating Trump impeachment: 'It must suck to be that dumb!'
Trump, who was at the rally to urge supporters to cast their vote for Republican businessman Eddie Rispone in a runoff election, grinned as John Kennedy made the statement
Republican Senator John Kennedy slammed Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday during a rally with President Donald Trump, calling the house speaker "dumb" for initiating an impeachment inquiry against the president.
"In three short years, President Trump has doubled the growth of the greatest economy in all of human history," the senator said while addressing the crowd in Louisiana.
"And you know what our Democratic friends have done for him? Speaker Nancy Pelosi is trying to impeach him! I don't mean any disrespect, but it must suck to be that dumb!" Trump grinned at Kennedy's statement as the crowd cheered.
Trump was at the rally to urge the supporters to cast their vote for Republican businessman Eddie Rispone, who is challenging Democratic incumbent Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards in a runoff election on November 16.
The president, in his speech, denounced the House Democrats and their "deranged, delusional, destructive, and hyper-partisan impeachment witch hunt." Trump said that they are becoming "increasingly totalitarian" by "suppressing dissent, defaming the innocent, eliminating due process, staging show trials and trying to overthrow American democracy to impose their socialist agenda," USA Today reported.
While Trump won Louisiana in 2016 by 20 points, Kennedy is a latecomer to Republican politics. The senator was a registered Democrat until 2007.
Wednesday was not the first time Kennedy had used the "dumb" attack against a Democrat before. The senator, while appearing on CNN in April, had attacked House Ways and Means Committee chair Rep. Richard Neal for pursuing Trump's personal income tax returns, and had slammed him in the same manner.
"It must really suck to be that dumb," Kennedy said ealier this year. "Look, this is very simple: Mr. Neal wants to screw with the president. He doesn't think the president ought to be president. I will be very blunt. Chairman Neal, powerful man, head of Ways and Means. I know he's an adult, but I don't think he's, like, a real adult."