By PopZette Staff | May 3, 2019
They may not live this down any time soon.
Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel on Thursday night mocked Democrats in the House for using a chicken to go after Attorney General William Barr, even suggesting during his show that President Donald Trump will win re-election in November 2020 with these types of Democratic “sick burns.”
Barr did not appear on Thursday in front of the House Judiciary Committee. He testified for more than five hours on Wednesday as Democrats repeatedly went after his credibility and his actions.
He and Democratic lawmakers could not agree on the terms of the Thursday hearing. One of the biggest sticking points was that Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) wanted to have House Judiciary Committee staff — rather than members of Congress — further question Barr about his handling of the rollout of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report.
Barr’s decision not to appear Thursday prompted Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) to bring a ceramic chicken to the hearing, as well as a bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken. Cohen then called the attorney general of the United States “Chicken Barr.”
“The attorney general is here,” Cohen said as he pointed at the bucket and the chicken. He also began munching on some of the KFC.
Comedian Kimmel didn’t go for this.
“Wow, what a sick burn that is,” Kimmel told his audience on Thursday night. “Trump’s gonna win again with stuff like that, isn’t he?”
“Trump’s gonna win again with stuff like that, isn’t he?” said Kimmel.
One person wrote on YouTube — reacting to Kimmel’s comments — “The shame is [that] Kimmel has more sense than most of the Democrats.”
Trevor Noah, host of “The Daily Show,” took the “chicken” opportunity to rip into President Donald Trump.
Noah said the chicken “stunt” wouldn’t bring back Barr — but it might bring forward the commander-in-chief.
“It will get Donald Trump to come and see Congress,” Noah said. “He saw that KFC bucket and was like, ‘Fuel up Air Force One. We’re going to Congress.'”
And “Late Night” host Seth Meyers mocked Cohen for the too-obvious message that Barr was a “chicken.”
“Dude, if you want KFC, just order KFC. It’s fine,” Meyers said on Thursday night. “You don’t need to tie it in to the hearing.”
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