Jimmy Kimmel, true to form, set his sights on Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) Thursday night.
During Thursday’s hearing, after accuser Christine Blasey Ford had testified and during the testimony by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Graham (pictured above, left) made an emotional speech.
He tore into Democrats for taking the sexual misconduct allegations against Kavanaugh public.
Graham also criticized Democratic lawmakers for sitting on Ford’s allegations for weeks without ever going to the police to kick off an actual investigation.
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“Some of the Republican senators put on quite a show of fabricated outrage today. And in particular Lindsey Graham,” Kimmel (shown above right) said on Thursday night.
“Once Dr. Ford was safely out of the room, Lindsey Graham really laid down the law. He warned Democrats that if this is the new normal, if this is the way it’s going to go, they better watch out for their own Supreme Court nominees, as if Merrick Garland isn’t out there somewhere judging a dog show right now.”
The late-night host continued, “And once he got some camera time, somebody must have told Lindsey Graham that Donald Trump was watching, because he lit up like someone left a thumbtack on Liberace’s piano bench.”
It should come as no surprise that Kimmel attacked Graham: These days, the late-night host does little more than push tired liberal talking points. What’s more surprising is how unfunny the comedian is when he goes on the attack against conservatives.
His jokes are less like those from a refined late-night comedian and more like angry, hastily written thoughts from a leftist Twitter troll.
Before attacking Graham, Kimmel had more predictable and unfunny things to say about Thursday’s hearing.
He called Ford an “exceptionally believable witness” and attacked Republicans for being “too scared” to question her.
“Even the gang at Fox News agreed that she was believable,” Kimmel said. “She was everything the Democrats hoped she would be. She was polite, likable, well-spoken. And, maybe more than anything, it was striking to see someone questioned before the Senate who actually answered questions. I think that’s a first.”
He also called Kavanaugh “loud and angry” and the world’s “worst celebrity spokesman for beer.”
Kimmel’s latest late-night monologue is further proof that leftists will dig deep and throw out personal attacks whenever they feel a Republican is successful in messaging their emotions and beliefs.
Graham was convincing and honest when he made his viral remarks to his fellow lawmakers. It was a moment of raw human emotion that we, unfortunately, see too seldom in politicians today.
Watch Kimmel’s full comments on Thursday’s Kavanaugh hearing below: