Sen. John Kennedy: I Hope Biden Takes Pelosi’s Advice to Not Debate — ‘Walking Dead Man Politically,’ ‘You Can’t Stay in Your Hidey-Hole’

On this week’s broadcast of FNC’s “Sunday Morning Futures,” Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) urged former Vice President Joe Biden, the Democratic presidential nominee, to take House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) advice and not debate President Donald Trump.

The Louisiana Republican lawmaker said not debating Trump would mean Biden was a “walking dead man politically.”

Partial transcript as follows:

BARTIROMO: And, in concentrating on the next election, this week, Nancy Pelosi said that Joe Biden shouldn’t do any debates.

KENNEDY: Yes, I saw that.

BARTIROMO: Your reaction?

KENNEDY: Right before he went into battle, some lieutenant probably told Custer, don’t worry about it. We can take these guys.

That’s the category I put Speaker Pelosi’s advice in. I hope Vice President Biden takes it, because, if he takes it and doesn’t debate, he’s a walking dead man politically.

BARTIROMO: Unbelievable.

KENNEDY: The American people aren’t going to vote for a president without — without — without seeing him.

You can’t stay in your hidey-hole. You have got to get out and see people and debate. And I don’t — you know, I think the speaker has been tripping to think that the American people are going to tolerate having a party nominee not debate for the most important, powerful job in the world.

BARTIROMO: Yes.

KENNEDY: But, having said it, you know, the politician in me says, well, I hope the vice president takes the speaker’s advice.

BARTIROMO: Just extraordinary.

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