‘I’d Rather Drink Weed Killer’ — Sen. John Kennedy Announces Reelection Bid

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Republican Louisiana Sen. John Kennedy formally announced Tuesday that he will be running for reelection in 2022.

In a video released on Twitter, the Louisiana Senator said, “I promise I will always be your voice during the good times and the bad. Come hell or high water, your values will be my values. I will never be silent when the radical nut jobs tell me to sit down and shut up.”

“I will not let you down. I’d rather drink weed killer,” Kennedy said in the video.


Former President Donald Trump endorsed Kennedy for his 2022 Senate bid in March. Trump released a statement from the Save America PAC in which the former president said he fully endorses Kennedy’s campaign and highlighted issues he believes Kennedy has been strong on throughout his time in the Senate. (RELATED: Trump Endorses John Kennedy For His 2022 Senate Bid)

“John Kennedy of the Great State of Louisiana is a spectacular Senator and person. He is a tireless advocate for the people of his State, and stands strongly with the forgotten men and women of our Country. Strong on Energy Independence, the Military, our great Vets and the Border,” Trump said in the statement. (RELATED: ‘If Dead People Can Do It, So Can You’: John Kennedy Encourages Georgia Republicans To Turn Out In Special Election)

“John has my Complete and Total Endorsement!” Trump added.

The Daily Caller asked Kennedy about the endorsement. He said, “I’m thankful for President Trump’s endorsement of my re-election next year to the U.S. Senate. God bless our country!”