Sen. John Kennedy's Crude Joke About Kamala Harris Is Full-On Racist, Critics Say

The senator, a Louisiana Republican, got personal in insulting the vice president on Fox News.

Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) took a crude jab at Vice President Kamala Harris on Monday that many deemed racist. (Watch the video below.)

In an interview with Fox NewsMartha MacCallum, the senator slammed the Biden administration’s border policies while getting downright personal about Harris, who is Black and Indian American.

Kennedy, who is white, said that Americans “have concluded that Vice President Harris is not capable ― that when her IQ gets to 75, she should sell.”

MacCallum did not react to the joke, but people on social media did ― calling itracist,” “misogynistic,” “disgusting and unnecessary” and “hateful.”

Kennedy tried to soften his insult by adding: “Again, I’m not saying that’s fair or accurate, but that’s the conclusion today that the American public have reached.”

The right-wing lawmaker came under fire earlier this year for bigotry aimed south of the border.

“Without the people of America, Mexico, figuratively speaking, would be eating cat food out of a can and living in a tent behind an Outback,” Kennedy said in May.

Nor was his comment to MacCallum the first time he’d made a remark about Harris that came across as racially coded.

“I would say the vice president needs to work on being a little more articulate,” Kennedy said in July. “Some might say that based on her performances, that English is not her first, second, third, or even fourth language.”

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