Senator John Kennedy is always good for a laugh. He’s got a wicked sense of humor that often comes out as brutal truth with a dose of snark. He didn’t disappoint today when he made a claim that he trusts Middle Eastern countries as much as “gas station sushi”:
“There are no democracies in the Middle East, with the exception of Israel. With the exception of Israel, I trust every Middle Eastern country about as much as I trust gas station sushi.”
Kennedy was speaking to CNN’s Alisyn Camerota when she asked about missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey: “Do you have any doubt this morning that Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside the Saudi consulate on October 2nd?”
“No. I mean, he didn’t… he didn’t…something happened to him, and I don’t think he fell through a hole in the fabric of the universe. I think he was murdered. I think the Saudis are certainly acting like they did it. I don’t know whether King Salman or Prince Mohammed knew about it. Not sure it matters.”
“I think we have to condemn what the Saudis did here in the strongest possible terms for two reasons. Number one, it is right. Number two, to maintain our credibility. But I don’t think we have to or should blow up the Middle East doing it. Some of my colleagues think we need to cut the Saudi Arabians off like a dead stump, and I don’t think we have to do that. I think we can condemn them, but continue to talk with them at the same time.”
He’s correct! Just like everyone else, Kennedy knows this was a hit.
OUR PREVIOUS REPORT ON THE SAUDI JOURNALIST’S DISAPPEARANCE:
A missing Washington Post journalist was last seen over a week ago walking into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey. Information is now coming out that the journalist was murdered inside the consulate within two hours of arriving.
The Director of Gulf Institute dropped a bombshell during an interview with Charles Payne saying that Jamal Khashoggi was able to turn on his Apple watch audio to record his own murder and the time and location. President Trump wants to get to the bottom of this even if it implicates the Saudi Royal Family whom he has a good relationship with. What we know now is that journalist Jamal Khashoggi was assassinated and dismembered by a squad of 15 Saudis and that the Saudi Crown Prince ordered the hit because the journalist had been a critic of the Saudis.
He had applied for his American citizenship and was going to the consulate to get papers for marriage. His fiance waited for him on the outside of the consulate but he never came out.
Now we know why.