Jon Stewart ripped New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) on Wednesday for seemingly pandering to voters in Iowa by refusing to veto a bill against animal cruelty supported by 91 percent of New Jersey residents.
“I guess now we know Governor Christie’s presidential ambition is the one thing he won’t put in a tiny crate,” Stewart said.
The bill would ban the use of “gestation crates” for breeding pigs in the state. The crates are designed to keep sows separated from each other and facing in one direction during their four-month pregnancies. NJ.com reported that the bill has little effect in Christie’s own state, since there are not many pigs there.
However, Christie vowed to veto the bill during a recent trip to Iowa, a pork production hotspot and the site of the first presidential caucuses in 2016.
“Let me get this straight: purely to advance his personal political goals, Chris Christie’s gonna veto a bill almost unanimously supported by the people of New Jersey,” Stewart said. “Which is weird, considering the kind of guy Chris Christie always says he is.”
Stewart then played clips of Christie insisting his job “is to stand up for the people of New Jersey” and criticizing attempts to put politics ahead of what they want.
“With of course the obvious exceptions of bridges and pigs — f*ck them, ” Stewart said in a heavy New Jersey accent.
On the bright side for Stewart, it gave the first-time movie director inspiration for a new project.
“Next movie idea: Iowa-based sci-fi thriller, Rise of the Planet of the Pigs,” Stewart said into a tape recorder. “‘This summer, go hog-wild, and save your bacon.'”
Watch Stewart’s commentary, as posted online on Wednesday, below.
Jeanine Pirro pushes conspiracy theory 2016 election interference ‘apparently’ started in Ukraine
The United States intelligence community is united in the conclusion that it was Russia that interred in America's 2016 presidential election.
But Fox News personality Jeanine Pirro said that 2016 election interference "apparently" started in Ukraine.
The conspiracy theory underlying the false claim resulted in President Donald Trump seeking foreign election interference from Ukraine, the scandal at the heart of the impeachment inquiry.
Pirro also said Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Geoge Kent is a "bozo."
Video of Pirro's opening was posted on Twitter by President Donald Trump:
WATCH: Pete Buttigieg surges to first place in ‘gold standard’ poll of Iowa caucuses
South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg surged in a poll of Iowa released Saturday night.
The poll, by Des Moines Register, CNN and Mediacom, showed major movement in the race.
"Since September, Buttigieg has risen 16 percentage points among Iowa’s likely Democratic caucusgoers, with 25% now saying he is their first choice for president. For the first time in the Register’s Iowa Poll, he bests rivals Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, who are now clustered in competition for second place and about 10 percentage points behind the South Bend, Indiana, mayor," the newspaper reported.
Stephanie Grisham claims Trump is ‘healthy’ and ‘without complaints’ after surprise visit to hospital
The White House announced that President Donald Trump is healthy after an unscheduled trip to Walter Reed Hospital.
“After a quick exam and labs, the President is headed back downtown," press secretary Stephanie Grisham said.
"The President remains healthy and energetic without complaints, as demonstrated by his repeated vigorous rally performances in front of thousands of Americans several times a week," she argued.
Trump has been holding one or two political rallies a week, where he regularly speaks for well over an hour.