‘Sad’ George Santos complains about being called ‘Bunny Boiler’
New York Republican Representative George Santos has pushed back GOP Senator John Kennedy for calling the congressman a “rabbit cauldron.”
Kennedy, representing Louisiana, told reporters Monday that Santos is “crazy as a fruitcake,” according to a CNN congressional correspondent report ManuRaju. A clip of Kennedy’s remarks was also later posted by Now this on Twitter on Tuesday evening.
“He has the right to due process like any other American,” the senator said. “But if the allegations are true, I would throw him out.”
“I called him a rabbit cauldron,” Kennedy added. “I don’t know if you’ve seen ‘Fatal Attraction,’ but there are people like that out there.”
The term “Bunny Boiler” refers to the 1987 film Fatal Attraction, in which Glenn Close’s deranged character cooks a pet rabbit in revenge on her ex-lover and his family.
According to Dictionary.com, the slang term is often used to describe a person “considered to be emotionally unstable and likely to be dangerously vengeful.”
Santos answered Regarding Kennedy’s comments Tuesday afternoon, he tweeted, “I am saddened that a respected GOP senator, whom I respected, would use such derogatory language against me.”
“Such language is hurtful and divisive and has no place in Congress,” Santos wrote.
The newly elected New York lawmaker has been repeatedly asked to resign from Congress after it was found that he lied about large parts of his resume when he ran for office in the previous election cycle.
The forgeries include information about his educational background, his previous work history and his Jewish ancestry.
Twitter users continued to lash out after Santos berated Kennedy for his “hurtful” language. The Republican Political Action Group Lincoln project responded to Santos’ tweet Tuesday with a photo of the lawmaker in the House of Representatives chamber, writing, “You know what also has no place in Congress?”
Eric Columbusformer House Litigation Special Counsel, wrote in response to Santos, “I’m sorry you’re having 11 your career.”
“Lies like this are hurtful and divisive, and you shouldn’t have a seat in Congress,” Columbus added.
The account Republicans against Trumpism also repeated the call for Santos to resign from his student days.
“Maybe it’s just me but I don’t think you’re the right person to complain about ‘harmful and divisive’ language,” the account tweeted, adding “#ResignNowGeorge.”
Santos has repeatedly dismissed calls to step down from his post, but this month told Conservative podcaster Steve Bannon he would resign if 142,000 people asked him to. When news week As previously reported, over 142,000 voters elected Santos to office in November.
As of last week, several online petitions urging Santos to leave office had garnered well over 142,000 signatures, and a Siena College poll released Monday found about 49 percent of GOP voters in New York agree that he should resign.
news week has reached out to Kennedy’s office for comment.
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