Sen. John Kennedy says Mike John­son ‘p***es excel­lence’ in defense of House speak­er

Sen. John Kennedy says Mike Johnson ‘p***es excellence’ in defense of House speaker

Sen. John Kennedy (R‑LA) defend­ed his fel­low Louisiana law­mak­er on Wednes­day, claim­ing that House Speak­er Mike John­son “piss­es excel­lence.”
Kennedy’s com­ment, which ref­er­ences a quote from the movie Tal­lade­ga Nights, comes amid grow­ing crit­i­cism of the House speak­er for his lead­er­ship, with some Repub­li­cans sup­port­ing a move­ment to oust him from his posi­tion to elect a new speak­er. The Louisiana sen­a­tor con­tend­ed that John­son is doing the best job that he can do amid the Repub­li­can Party’s razor-thin major­i­ty in the House.
“I’ve known Mike a long time,” Kennedy said on Fox News’s Fox & Friends. “The man piss­es excel­lence, he’s doing the best he can under tough cir­cum­stances.”

The com­ment from Kennedy caught the host off guard, who not­ed that it was a “very inter­est­ing term of phrase.”
Pri­or to this com­ment, Kennedy dis­cussed the pos­si­bil­i­ty of the Sen­ate host­ing an impeach­ment …