FOX NEWS: Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) said Wednesday on 'America's Newsroom' that it would be "disgusting" if top officials at the Justice Department "acted on their political beliefs" when it came to crucial decisions on whether to pursue charges against Hillary Clinton in 2016 over her use of a private email server.
Kennedy said "a small group" at the FBI believe ordinary Americans aren't smart enough to elect a president so they "had to put their thumb on the scale and guide the American people to make the correct choice."
"We've got to lance this boil," Kennedy said. "It's OK to have political beliefs. This is America, but if you work for the FBI or Justice Department, you cannot act on them."
"And at the root of this problem you have a select group of people over there who think they are smarter and more virtuous than ordinary Americans and that ordinary Americans aren't smart enough to choose for themselves. So these people over at the FBI, the small group, had to put their thumb on the scale and guide the American people to make the correct choice.
"He acts like butter wouldn't melt in his mouth," Kennedy said of former FBI deputy Andrew McCabe. "This guy is trying to sell a book. Everybody forgets he was fired for lying to the FBI and getting involved in politics... These people have hurt, badly, the premier law enforcement agency in all of human history."