Jon Stewart hammers irony of Senate’s ‘sh*tty sexism’: On a good day, ‘They look like balls’
Senate members couldn’t even get out of their own way while allegedly harassing Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Daily Show host Jon Stewart said on Tuesday.
‘Don’t get too porky,’ ‘I like my girls chubby,'” Stewart said, referencing comments reportedly directed toward Gillibrand by unidentified colleagues. “Even when it comes to shitty sexism, the Senate is gridlocked. They can’t get anything done.”
Stewart also argued that, while those types of remarks are inappropriate in any workplace, that it was ironic that Gillibrand was being harassed by a group of men who “look, on a good day, like a bowl of dried fruit.” He then went further, saying that, if C-SPAN aired close-ups from the stage show Puppetry of the Penis, viewers might be fooled into thinking male legislators were looking better.
“I’m saying that, some senators, if you squint and look closely, they look like someone’s b*lls,” Stewart said. “That’s what I’m saying. I am saying that. I’m not gonna name names, but our Senate is full of people who look like b*lls.”
He also mocked conservatives like CNN contributor Ben Ferguson for insisting that Gillibrand reveal the names of her alleged harassers.
“The grown-up version of the rich kid from every ’80s movies has a point,” Stewart said sarcastically. “Why wouldn’t the woman making a larger point about the general culture of Washington not turn this into a narrow personal attack on the people she sees at work every day?”
Watch Stewart’s commentary, as posted online on Tuesday, below.