Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) blasted President Joe Biden's record on the economy Thursday during FNC’s The Story.
“I think that President Biden is the only person in the Milky Way who thinks our country is headed in the right direction,” Kennedy said. “Look at the facts. Last year, our economy grew at 1% — 1%. China’s economy was shut down. It grew at 3%, 13.5% inflation cumulatively. That’s what President Biden has given us in two years. Average rent up 12%, average 30-year mortgage is gone from 3% to 6.5%. Average wage is down 4% because President Biden wouldn’t stand up to the teachers’ unions, our kids have experienced the largest learning loss in modern history."
Kennedy was incredulous that Biden could think he's doing a good job, given the current economic conditions.
"I don’t mean any disrespect," he continued. "But if that was my record, I would have my head in a bag. And it doesn’t give me joy to say that, Martha, but those are the cold, hard facts.”
Kennedy further said that the American people can see that rising national debt, open borders, and rising crime rates are not good for the country, among other problems.
"That’s why well over 70% of the people think we’re headed in the wrong direction,” he concluded.