The Daily Show pokes a lot of fun at media figures and politicians. At times, the scorn is unfair, Jon Stewart admitted on Tuesday.
“Every now and again, a politician comes along who is just truly terrible and really deserving of more scorn than even we can dole out in our nightly 21-minute, 30-second wise-ass-athon,” Stewart said.
Enter Florida Governor — and Mr. Clean impersonator — Rick Scott. Florida’s purge of its voter rolls has sparked controversy and legal action after after numerous individuals were improperly flagged as non-citizens. The Department of Justice sued Florida on Tuesday over the purge.
Scott has defended the action, insisting that it is intended to remove non-U.S. citizens from the voter rolls.
“Wow, people who live in fear of deportation, yet insist on voting — there must be tens of those,” Stewart said.
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