Senator John Kennedy, Um Judge Barrett, America discussed on Hugh Hewitt
Joined now by Senator John Kennedy in the Great State of Louisiana. Senator Kennedy. Welcome back. Great to have you Thank you. How are you, man? I am terrific. I hope you were. Well. I hope you're not exhausted By three days of hearings. I'm going to come back to those hearing in a second. I have to ask you first about the 100 Biden story Because you're you practice law for a while. Didn't hear before you you ascended to the August ranks of the United States Senate. I did? Yeah, about to. I am looking at a document where Hunter Biden was retained of counsel for a million dollars. Engagement letter a million dollars in order for him to pick other lawyers for a Chinese super company. Have you ever heard of a million dollar engagement? Some Not under these circumstances. It is pretty good work. You can get it. I just I just find the moon. E mails being extraordinaire. I mean, it's sort of like a smile. This is this is serious is full of heart attacks and a stroke. It is major. Major party nominees. Of the United States of America. The most powerful country in all of human history. What? Two half weeks before an election. And every single, solitary responsible news organization in America and the world. Needs to be working to determine the veracity of these allegations, and those he may and if they're not They're doing the American people. The people of this world who have freedom. A gross disservice. I have practice off from me. I practiced law for 35 years I returned from big firm practice two years ago. My license. Is there still active. I look for authenticity before I report something. The pictures of 100 buying that are included in the file suggests that the computer is legit and therefore that the emails are legit. But what is not legit is an email that suggests a million dollar engagement letter. A retainer of a million dollars. I had practiced for 35 years in one of the biggest firms in the country. I have never seen anything like the Senator Kennedy ever It's serious. And the New York Post. Is a reputable newspaper. They're subject they have lawyers. You're subject to the defamation and libel walls and slander laws of America. Then you have determined the authenticity. But yet Twitter and Facebook I have decided not to disseminate the news. And the Twitter and Facebook need to be very careful with the American people are watched. If they're going to start playing favorites. If there are no winners and losers. And decide what the news is fit Branton, which isn't They're going to be on time Consequences. And I am about to Republicans. But bye bye, right, Thanking Democrats. Well, there has to be one rule and the one rule was not applied to illegally obtain documents concerning President Trump's tax returns, and they're being applied to legally obtained documents. As far as I can tell. Regarding Hunter Biden and his father, Joe Biden. Now let's go to Amy. Cockney Barrett the good news story of the week at, say one more thing. You sure? Absolutely. I mean, I just I found this extraordinary. I mean, think about the message it sends. President Obama put Vice President Biden in charge of the foreign affairs of two countries. You put you crying in Chan and his son walked away. With millions and millions of dollars in contracts. Now I don't know whether you're broke or not, but I know the message that was sent to the world. And that is that America's foreign part Missy can be bought. Might not sack of potatoes. And we got to get to the bottom of its, unfortunately, very late in the cycle, But I don't think the censorship will work. Everyone's talking about it. Everyone in America knows about it. I hope it move the needle in the election because I think it's serious. Let's talk about Judge Barrett. I have watched the confirmation hearings up close, and so I was in the Reagan administration is an assistant counsel in 1985. And I know that I've seen good nominees and bad nominee I have never seen anyone as composed. And as completely in command of everything as Judge Barat, you've been on that committee for a while. We lose the senator. We lost the senator. He called him back. He dropped We managed to get that in. I had such a wonderful introduction to ask anybody dropped and I work. I will finish my thought. Maybe he'll call back. I've never seen any nominee as composed and in command. Of fax in law under Extremely intense questioning because I have Judge Barrett I am very, very pleased. I want to compliment the Democrats for not attacking her religious faith. No one ever brought up people of praise. No one dared bring it up. And I think that is that speaks well of the Democrats. They have reformed their conduct in 2017. And I am very, very happy. Senator Kennedy. I was just saying, I'm so happy. The Democrats did not go after Judge barrettes faith, but I was also impressed with there is I've never been with a nominee. What were your impressions of her after two days of testimony. She's a little girl, my stroke. I mean, she's um She's a rock star. That's clear. And I have some tough questions. And then I did my job. You've got to make sure that we don't make a mistake here. A gene she is some conceit. He's smart, wonderful temperament. Enormous integrity fall about her judicial philosophy, Whether whether you agree with judicial philosophy might not happen to you. She is carefully developed and fall out. Um The Democrats are not there. I I wouldn't be surprised if they just said must must get this over with. They're smart. My smart college only committee. I'm not putting anybody down by anybody in the smart, But if they're smart, smarter now, don't leave this witness. Goodbye that this you tried. You'd get along when you get a witness is good. You know what you do is you sit down? Yes, you do. I I'm not a try a lawyer, but I do know confirmation process. They stayed away from a religious belief. I want a compliment. Your Democratic colleague they did not do so in 2017. They did so this time. Why did they not go there? This time? Senator Kennedy. What happens after you for two reasons, I think first Again they received justifiably and back. When they try to last time. And number two, It became pretty clear view pretty quick. But if they tried to do it this time Um Judge Barrett was going make a meeting. And they were in the south. We call someone like steel magnolia. And then she was. Don't make him eat it. He was ready, locked and loaded. This is the one on the beef. Our conviction. And she is a sincere Kristen and.