U. S. Sen. John Kennedy: “There are people, and we all know who they are, that, if you turned John Bel Edwards upside down and shook him, some members of the media would fall out of his pocket.”

U. S. Sen. John Kennedy, R-Louisiana, guest speaker at the Baton Rouge Press Club meeting of Monday, July 1, 2019.

U. S. Sen. John Kennedy, R-Louisiana, was the guest speaker at the Baton Rouge Press Club for its meeting of Monday, July 1, 2019.  Sound Off Louisiana’s Robert Burns asked Kennedy about the degree to which he sees President Donald Trump getting involved in Louisiana’s upcoming race for Louisiana Governor.

In responding, Kennedy made a very candid assessment of certain members of the media.  After first indicating that the mainstream media will be an asset and advantage for incumbent Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards (D-Amite), Kennedy, in joining a growing chorus of folk (e.g. Moon Griffon’s lambasting of Verne Kennedy’s recent poll and Tyler Bridges’ journalistic malpractice of running with a “bogus” poll without tabs, indicating who paid for it, no breakout by party, by gender, by geography, etc. and releasing it TWO MONTHS after it was conducted, etc. and The Hayride’s publisher Scott McKay), Kennedy makes a stunning assessment of some members of the mainstream media.

What was Kennedy’s assessment of some members of the mainstream media in Louisiana?  Well, let’s let Sen. Kennedy speak for himself, shall we (media commentary begins at the 2:00 mark)?:

Sen. Kennedy responds to Burns’ question entailing any involvement of President Trump in the upcoming Louisiana Governor’s race and, in the process, makes an assessment of certain members of the mainstream media.  CLICK HERE to see the Couvillon video Burns makes reference to wherein Couvillon indicates Trump may likely be very passive in the upcoming race for Louisiana Governor.

Lanny Keller, Advocate reporter, immediately followed up Burns’ question by asking Kennedy about his involvement in upcoming Legislative races in Louisiana.  Here’s Kennedy’s response:

Kennedy responds to Keller’s question entailing Kennedy’s potential involvement in upcoming Louisiana Legislative races.

As is obvious from the preceding video, Kennedy essentially tipped his hand that, at 6:00 p.m. this evening, he’ll be formally endorsing Heather Cloud (R-Turkey Creek) for Louisiana State Senate.  Cloud is running to replace term-limited State Sen. Eric LaFleur (D-Ville Platte).  Cloud is one candidate among several that a group led by Attorney General Jeff Landry is seeking to get elected to the Louisiana Senate in order to make that particular body, which conservatives have viewed as nothing short of an unmitigated disaster given its present composition, far more conservative when the new Louisiana State Senate convenes in 2020.

The Cloud campaign is elated at the response to this evening’s announcement, as per its press release of earlier today:

July 1, 2019
Press Contact: 225-978-4823


TURKEY CREEK – Heather Cloud’s announcement reception for State Senate has been moved to the Turkey Creek Community Center. The event had been planned for Miss Sue’s Cafe, but the campaign has received RSVPs in excess of the restaurant’s capacity.

The event will be attended by U.S. Senator John Kennedy, Congressman Mike Johnson, Congressman Clay Higgins and Attorney General Jeff Landry who are also part of the host committee for the event.

“We are excited that there is so much enthusiasm for our campaign,” said Lelia Thrasher, campaign manager for Heather Cloud For Louisiana. “Once it became obvious that the crowd would be too large for the Cafe, we decided to move the event. We are thrilled the Community Center was able to help us on such short notice,” added Thrasher.

The Turkey Creek Community Center is at 13850 Veteran Memorial Hwy in Turkey Creek. The reception begins at 6pm tonight (Monday July 1st). The public is invited.

CLICK HERE to see Kennedy’s presentation in its entirety.

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