On The Daily Show, Trevor Noah spoke about Marjorie Taylor Greene, the Republican who was recently elected as the representative of Georgia’s 14th congressional district. Their unhinged beliefs have only recently been discovered, but Noah said it’s not unusual for Republicans to believe strange things. “I mean Ted Cruz thinks the beard is working for him,” he said.
Greene follows many of the beliefs of the QAnon extremist conspiracy theory. “QAnon isn’t just extreme, it’s delusional,” he said. “How can you stand in government and believe that government is full of Satan-worshiping sexual predators?”
But as the Republicans are now criticizing her, Noah asks, “How was Osama bin Karen elected to Congress in the first place?”
He kept some of his most extreme beliefs quiet as he ran. “Most of the voters knew that she was a staunch Trump supporter,” he said, before showing a video of her promoting guns and her love of CrossFit.
“The scariest cult she’s involved in is CrossFit,” she said. “That’s Scientology with jumping jacks.”
He continued: “She also has something extra that makes the far right love her even more: it is racism.”
Aside from blatant Islamophobia, Greene also blamed the California wildfires on Jewish space lasers. “Is this lady just playing the conspiracy theory slot machine and just going with whatever comes up?
Noah said that if Jewish space lasers existed, it would be a waste. “It’s like using the Death Star to make smores,” he joked.
Videos were also re-aired showing Greene calling for blood to be spilled to regain control of the Capitol. “Calls for a violent revolution just don’t carry the same weight when broadcast from your hotel room,” he said.
But since officially joining the government, Greene has filed articles of impeachment against Biden. “I guess Congress will make anyone a moderate,” he said.
On Late Night, Seth Meyers spoke about the 10 Republican senators, including Susan Collins, who wanted to meet with Biden on the coronavirus relief deal. “I’m not sure I trust someone who requests in-person meetings on how to handle the coronavirus,” he noted.
Meyers joked that the commitment would end up being, “You get a stimulus check, but you have to buy a gun.”
Over the weekend, five of Trump’s attorneys resigned. “At this rate, Trump will be the first president to appear for impeachment with a public defender,” Meyers said.
He also spoke about Greene’s comment on the Jewish space laser. “Either she’s crazy or she couldn’t think of the word for lightning,” she joked.
Starting in March, up to 150 people will be allowed to attend weddings in New York. “So now you catch the bouquet and two variants,” Meyers said.
On The Late Show, Stephen Colbert spoke about the severe snowstorm that has driven many people from the East Coast to stay home. “Millions of people are trapped in their homes but for a different reason,” he said.
Colbert also spoke about Republicans trying to cut the proposed $ 1.9 trillion Covid aid package to just $ 600 billion. “That’s not meeting you halfway, not even meeting you the third way!” he said.
He also mentioned that Trump’s lawyers dumped him. “There was something that lawyers would not do for money,” he said. “They are rats that flee from a sinking rat.”
Then Trump “wandered through some dark alleys of the legal world” to find two new attorneys, one of whom considered defending Jeffrey Epstein. “Who the hell would hire Jeffrey Epstein’s defense attorney?” I ask. “Oh, Jeffrey Epstein’s partner, that’s right.”
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