'Attempt to Fill Our Heads With Stupid': Sen. Kennedy Reacts to Biden's Combative Speech

In a flurry of response to President Joe Biden's caustic Thursday night address to the nation in which he called for unity after asserting that tens of millions of Americans were trying to destroy democracy, Senator John Kennedy of Louisiana gave his two cents — as only he can. 

"After listening to the president's speech, I really understand why it's an unassailable fact that age does not guarantee wisdom," Kennedy quipped. "The President Biden we saw last night was really every inch Joe Biden the politician," the Republican senator added of the remarks that White House aides insist were not "political." 

"His speech was a very cynical attempt to fill our heads with stupid," Kennedy added. "I thought to myself, what a missed opportunity to talk to the American people — straight up — about the reasons when they lie down to sleep at night they can't. He could have talked about crime, inflation, learning loss by our children, the mountains of fentanyl coming across the border killing our teenagers," Kennedy noted.