Trevor Noah is absolutely giddy over the fallout of a move to gut a congressional ethics committee by Republican congressmen.
“I spent all of today laughing about what happened to House Republicans [on Tuesday],” the host said on Wednesday’s episode of “The Daily Show.” “I’ve just been walking around the office giggling.”
On Monday, House Republicans returned to work and quietly voted to severely limit the powers of an independent ethics committee. When word got out out about the move, they were quickly bombarded with criticism from pundits, constituents, and even President-elect Donald Trump.
“Not only did the public come after them for trying to gut the House ethics office, but even their party’s leader threw them under the bus on Twitter,” Noah said. “What’s crazy about this is that Republicans found out about Donald Trump’s reply the same way we did, at the same time we did. Like you realise, we’re all in this s— together.”
Amid the backlash, the House Republicans decided to roll back their vote on the ethics committee. But Noah said they didn’t seem to know why their actions created such a big reaction from the public.
“This is probably my favourite thing about politicians in America,” Noah said. “It’s not what they do, it’s how they act like it didn’t happen afterward. They act like everything’s cool.”
So Noah decided to play a new game with House Republicans called, “Why Are Americans Mad?”
Watch the video below:
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