John Kennedy

Louisiana's Election Integrity Commission folds after two meetings

Senate acquits Trump in his second impeachment trial

BY: - February 13, 2021

This story has been updated to reflect the unanimous vote from the executive committee of the Louisiana Republican Party to censure U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy for his vote to convict former President Donald Trump.  WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate voted on Saturday to acquit former President Donald Trump on a charge of inciting the deadly […]

Sen. John Kennedy casts doubt on Biden’s election: ‘I’m not so sure something didn’t happen’

BY: and - December 8, 2020

Two days after Joe Biden officially secured enough Electoral College votes to be declared the next president of the United States, Republican Sen. John Kennedy, sent out a mass email casting aspersions on the integrity of November’s election.  Claiming that there has been “a lot of tomfoolery and a few too many shenanigans with this […]

U.S. Sen. Kennedy defends Barrett in Supreme Court confirmation hearing

BY: - October 13, 2020

WASHINGTON—U.S. Sen. John Kennedy, R-Madisonville, on Tuesday criticized Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee for what he said were preconceived notions about how Amy Coney Barrett would decide on cases as a Supreme Court justice. Democrats during the Judiciary Committee hearings on Barrett’s nomination have centered their arguments around what her confirmation to the high […]

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DEBERRY: Did the ‘hardworking Louisianians’ that politicians praise up and decide to become less so?

BY: - August 13, 2020

You’d be hard pressed to find a politician who hasn’t described the people he or she represents as hardworking.  That modifier is such a part of the political lexicon that it’s rarely noticed.  It’s similar in that regard to the way that every governor claims to lead  “the great state of…whatever.” In political speech, everybody […]

Louisiana officials criticize Supreme Court’s rejection of state’s abortion restriction

BY: and - June 29, 2020

WASHINGTON — Louisiana officials decried a U.S. Supreme Court ruling Monday that struck down a state abortion law and vowed to keep fighting to restrict access to the procedure. At the same time, advocates for reproductive rights breathed a sigh of relief that abortion access won’t be further restricted in a state where only three […]