Internet in splits as Jon Stewart points out a line from Katie Britt's SOTU rebuttal he believes wasn't mocked enough

Internet in splits as Jon Stewart points out a line from Katie Britt's SOTU rebuttal he believes wasn't mocked enough
Jon Stewart critiqued Sen Katie Britt's response to President Biden's State of the Union, highlighting a line he believed didn't receive sufficient ridicule (The Daily Show)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: In a recent episode of the 'Daily Show', Jon Stewart took a closer look at Sen Katie Britt's response to President Joe Biden's State of the Union address, finding one particular line that he felt had not received enough ridicule.

Stewart, a New Yorker known for his sharp wit and political commentary, honed in on a moment in Britt's speech where she declared the nation to be "steeped in the blood of patriots."

Jon Stewart's concerns beyond the 'creepy' tone

Rather than focusing on the "creepy" tone of the statement, Stewart was more concerned about the underlying message that seemed to suggest Republicans were somehow more American than citizens residing in liberal cities and states.

The 'Daily Show' host, who returned to the show recently after 9 years of absence, expressed his frustration with the common Republican trope of presenting themselves as the true guardians of the Constitution.

A montage was presented to viewers, featuring various Republicans passionately declaring "We the people," including a clip of Fox News host Mark Levin tearing up a printout of the Constitution.

Stewart seized upon this apparent contradiction, highlighting the irony of Republicans proclaiming their love for the Constitution while simultaneously tearing it up. "You said that's what they do!" he exclaimed, questioning the inconsistency.

Stewart challenges Republican patriotism

The comedian then delved into the association of Republicans with patriotic imagery, such as painting the Constitution on buses and dressing up like the Founding Fathers.

He challenged this narrative by showcasing former President Donald Trump's controversial arguments, including his legal defense's claim of presidential immunity allowing him to "murder his American political rivals."



 

To emphasize his point, Stewart pulled out a small copy of the Constitution and humorously checked its contents. "Just gonna check," Stewart said. "I don't see anything in here about assassinating your political rivals."

Stewart also reminded viewers of Trump's questionable interpretations of the Bill of Rights, sharing instances where the former president suggested using military force against protesters and advocated for the shooting of robbery suspects without due process.

In a plea to Republicans, Stewart urged them to reconsider framing such actions as patriotic. He argued that it is essential to separate political rhetoric from actions that undermine democratic principles and constitutional values.

Reactions to Katie Britt's speech

Amidst the comedic dissection by Jon Stewart, social media echoed with a cacophony of reactions to Sen.

One user wrote, "Whoever advised Katie Britt to post that video is either a comic genius or a serial killer.."

Another added, "I also think it ironic that the Sen fighting for our prosperity represents Alabama. Isn't that where Silicon Valley is? jk."

Someone replied, "Which had pretty much the same constitution. Not that anyone would expect americans to know their own history, but you can look it up."

Another added, "I can't believe they were okay a dictator."

A user commented, "Katie Britt speech should be released with background horror music. Every mood swing in few minutes anger, laughing, crying, scary, sighing, whispering then repeat again.. She said " can't make things up" by making things up."

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