Sen. John Kennedy says Mike Johnson ‘p***es excellence’ in defense of House speaker

Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) defended his fellow Louisiana lawmaker on Wednesday, claiming that House Speaker Mike Johnson “pisses excellence.”

Kennedy’s comment, which references a quote from the movie Talladega Nights, comes amid growing criticism of the House speaker for his leadership, with some Republicans supporting a movement to oust him from his position to elect a new speaker. The Louisiana senator contended that Johnson is doing the best job that he can do amid the Republican Party’s razor-thin majority in the House.

“I’ve known Mike a long time,” Kennedy said on Fox News’s Fox & Friends. “The man pisses excellence, he’s doing the best he can under tough circumstances.”

The comment from Kennedy caught the host off guard, who noted that it was a “very interesting term of phrase.”

Prior to this comment, Kennedy
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