Jon Stewart: Lindsey Graham ‘Lives His Entire Life Trapped in The Blair Witch Project’
On Monday, Daily Show host Jon Stewart took aim at longtime South Carolina Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, slamming his constant fear tactics.
“The poor man lives his entire life trapped in The Blair Witch Project,” Stewart quipped. “For God’s sake, I’ve seen Chihuahuas in handbags who are less fretful and shaking.”
On Sunday, Graham warned that President Obama’s refusal to send ground troops to fight ISIS would “open the gates of hell.”
“This is not Somalia, this is not Yemen,” Graham said, appearing on CBS. “This is a turning point in the war on terror. Our strategy will fail yet again! This president needs to rise to the occasion before we all get killed back here at home.”
Correspondent Samantha Bee explained that Graham’s comments were taken “completely out of context” but was interrupted by anxious shouting coming from “Graham’s Office.”
“What was that?” Stewart asked.
“That is just a high-level policy discussion Senator Graham is having,” Bee replied. “Sounds like he is wrapping up.”
Stewart went on to note that ISIS lacks both an Air Force and a “sustainable ideology.”
“It’s possible for them to cause damage,” Stewart explained. “But I believe fewer than ‘all of us’ will die.”
“He knows that,” Bee replied. “He’s just urging caution and vigilance, as he did last month, when he proposed the Mandatory Night Light act of 2014.”
The “commotion” in “Graham’s office” resumed and “Graham” threw something through a full-length mirror.
“Because…?” Stewart asked.
“He caught a reflection of himself and thought it was Saddam Hussein,” Bee explained.