I have to say, I just love Lousiana Sen. John Kennedy’s plain-speaking way.
Here you have a very bright guy — a lawyer who made Law Review, studied at Oxford, has written law books — but in a world of slick politicians, he’s known for his straight talk.
Kennedy just put out an amazing ad that went viral exactly because of that. “I believe that love is the answer,” Kennedy said. “But you ought to own a handgun just in case.”
Kennedy also has real talent for grilling people, as he proved when he took on Joe Biden’s ATF nominee David Chipman earlier today.
But his questioning of Dr. Anthony Fauci during a Senate hearing today really took the cake.
As we reported earlier, he got Fauci to admit there’s “no way of guaranteeing” that the funding in question didn’t go toward gain-of-function research to produce COVID-19.
Kennedy also asked a question on the closeness between the World Health Organization and China that so hit the nail on the head and was so hilarious, it even had Fauci unable to contain his laughter.
SEN. KENNEDY: "Can we agree that if you took President Xi Jinping and turned him upside and shook him, the World Health Organization would fall out of his pocket?"
FAUCI: “I don't think I can answer that, sir."pic.twitter.com/BSY58HuKbw
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) May 26, 2021
“Can we agree that if you took President Xi Jinping and turned him upside and shook him,” Kennedy said, “The World Health Organization would fall out of his pocket?”
“I don’t think I can answer that, sir,” Fauci said laughing. Kennedy inquired, “Do you think that President Xi Jinping has undue influence over the World Health Organization?” Fauci responded, “I have no way of knowing the influence of the president of China over the WHO.”
The visual is just priceless, because it’s so accurate. Now, of course, Fauci knows it’s true. But in typical Fauci fashion, he refuses to commit on the question or put his opinion of the obvious on the record.
We know China has covered up aspects of the virus right down the line. But WHO has been right there, repeating Chinese propaganda on Jan. 14 last year claiming the virus wasn’t transmissible from person to person. As the virus then began to spread and President Donald Trump moved to cut off travel with China at the end of January, the WHO argued that wasn’t necessary because it might hurt trade and travel from China. There was also the report that Xi Jinping, told WHO Director Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Jan. 21, to “hold back information about a human-to-human transmission and to delay a pandemic warning.” WHO has denied that report. Taiwan also said they warned the WHO about the virus but they were ignored. The WHO has shown over and over again there are issues.
But the Biden team just wants to turn over the investigation to the WHO. Which is pretty much like just turning it over to China.
— Rep Andy Biggs (@RepAndyBiggsAZ) May 26, 2021