In a campaign ad, Republican Sen. John Neely Kennedy of Louisiana, a lawmaker known for having a way with words, told people who hate the police to "call a crackhead" when they find themselves in trouble.
"Violent crime is surging in Louisiana. Woke leaders blame the police. I blame the criminals," Kennedy said in the video. "Look, if you hate cops just because they're cops, the next time you get in trouble, call a crackhead."
Kennedy, who entered office in 2017, is currently running for reelection.
Gary Chambers, a Democrat running for U.S. Senate in Louisiana, said in a video that Kennedy's comments were "racist as hell," and tweeted that the senator is "a walking dog whistle."
Chambers could be seen smoking marijuana in one of his own campaign ads.
Kennedy declared in another ad that "Arlington National Cemetery contains 400,000 reasons why you should stand your ass up for the national anthem."
"For all those Washington insider elite bedwetters whose feelings I hurt, here's some free advice: Go buy yourself an emotional support pony, because I'm not gonna shut up. And one more thing, always be yourself, unless you suck," Kennedy said in another campaign ad.
In August, the Biden administration announced a plan to cancel massive amounts of federal student loan debt — last month during an appearance on Fox News Channel's "Hannity," Kennedy said that, "we already had a plan to repay student debt. It's called a job. And it was workin' just fine." The senator also said that "President Biden is inflation's best friend," and that "Inflation loves President Biden like the devil loves sin."
"Your aunt's Facebook page has more credibility with the American people than President Biden does when it comes to the economy," Kennedy said during the media appearance, adding that he believes "voters are gonna go medieval on him."