Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) said Tuesday that the American people deserve answers about the circumstances surrounding the death of billionaire sex offender Jeffrey Epstein while detained in a federal prison, and used a joke about “things that don’t hang themselves” to make his point.
Speaking to Federal Bureau of Prisons Director Kathleen Sawyer during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Kennedy said, “How can I put this…Christmas ornaments, drywall, and Jeffrey Epstein — name three things that don’t hang themselves. That’s what the American people think.” . . .
Kennedy acknowledged that Sawyer was not in charge of the investigation into Epstein’s death, but asked her to pass along “a very respectful message” to “tell the American people what happened.”
The Washington Examiner reported that “belief that Epstein was murdered has become a cultural phenomenon which is partly a meme and partly based in real skepticism.” Jokes and memes claiming “Epstein didn’t kill himself” have spread like wildfire since the convicted pedophile’s jailcell death in August, as questions remain unanswered about how the well-connected financier could have taken his own life as such a high-profile prisoner.
.@Senjohnkennedy: “Christmas ornaments, drywall and Jeffrey Epstein – name three things that don’t hang themselves. That’s what the American people think…and they deserve some answers."
— CSPAN (@cspan) November 19, 2019
Last week, Epstein’s brother, Mark Epstein, told the Miami Herald that after reading the reports by two renowned forensic pathologists he hired to observe his brother’s autopsy, he believes his brother was murdered. (Read more from “‘Christmas Ornaments, Drywall, and Jeffrey Epstein…Three Things That Don’t Hang Themselves’: Senator Demands Answers” HERE)