Jimmy Kimmel begins his Friday night monologue by marking two year anniversary of the January 6 uprising, “also known as the Bass Pro fashion show.”
The host said: “Two years ago, Donald Jennifer Trump tried to take the wheel of our democracy and drive it into a big, beautiful wall. “And things in Congress have gone very smoothly since then.”
After letting viewers know how some of the Capitol’s most notorious rioters are being fair today, Kimmel returns to the current battle in the House of Kevin McCarthy’s attempt to be a speaker. “Hell is still raging all week in the House,” he said, noting that McCarthy had lost 13 votes in a row at the time of his recording (and 14 votes as of this writing, though he ultimately passed in the 15th vote).
“Today Kevin McCarthy made some progress by essentially opening a franchise booth,” added Kimmel, “franchise after franchise.” To get votesMcCarthy “had to come up with something to give to these people,” he explains, “and, you know, I think he would be fine with a kidney, most donors will live very well. healthy, very useful.”
The host went on to criticize McCarthy for losing so many consecutive votes, despite the fact that no other Republican was actively running against him for the leadership position. “He was like the guy, your friend at the bachelorette party, who was so smitten at the blackjack table that you started thinking about calling his wife.”
For more, listen and subscribe The Last Laughter Podcast.