Jimmy Kimmel Roasts Kevin McCarthy as He Falls Short, Again

Kimmel joked that the “last time a Kevin felt this abandoned in his house was in the movie ‘Home Alone.’”

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By Trish Bendix

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Biden to the Rescue

After three more rounds of voting on Wednesday, Representative Kevin McCarthy still couldn’t get enough support to become speaker of the House.

“Who would’ve guessed that a bunch of insurrection apologists would have trouble certifying a vote?” Jimmy Kimmel joked.

“McCarthy needs 218 votes from his fellow Republicans to be speaker. He started with 203, he’s down now to 201. The last time a Kevin felt this abandoned in his house was in the movie ‘Home Alone.’” — JIMMY KIMMEL

“The last time something like this happened was 100 years ago. And I’ll tell you something, damn it, Joe Biden solved it then, and he can solve it again.” — JIMMY KIMMEL

The Punchiest Punchlines (Unpopularity Contest Edition)

“As of tonight’s taping, Republicans still have not chosen a speaker of the House after Kevin McCarthy lost his sixth vote in Congress. To be honest, it’s hard to get every Republican on board. It’s like getting 218 friends to agree on where to have brunch.” — JIMMY FALLON

“At this point, McCarthy is so unpopular, even Southwest Airlines feels bad for him, you know?” — JIMMY FALLON

“You guys can’t even have a red wave amongst yourselves.” — SETH MEYERS

“But this is interesting — according to the Constitution, if they don’t have a speaker by tomorrow, the top contenders have to compete in a dance-off.” — JIMMY FALLON

“The White House said yesterday that President Biden has no plans to intervene in the House Speaker election after Republican leader Kevin McCarthy failed to secure enough votes during the second ballot to ascend to the speakership — at least not until it stops being hilarious.” — SETH MEYERS

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