On Thursday, the Daily Show aired a segment featuring GOP reps Matt Gaetz, of Florida, and Marjorie Taylor Greene, of Georgia, who held a news conference on the Capitol riot’s anniversary that they dubbed “a Republican response on the anniversary of the January 6th protests.”
The event was featured as part of a segment of “Jordan Klepper Fingers the Pulse” on the deadly riot at the Capitol, when a mob of supporters of then-President Trump stormed the building as Congress met to certify President Biden’s Electoral College win.
Speaking with reporters, Gaetz said they were going to “reenact” the events that transpired that day. But he quickly fled to his car when confronted by Klepper.
“If you were going to re-enact the events of Jan. 6, who is going to take a shit in the Rotunda?” Klepper asked the congressman. “And also, who is going to make the gallows?”
Gaetz didn’t respond as he got into a vehicle.
During the segment, Klepper also interviewed Democratic Rep. Ruben Gallego, who didn’t mince words about Jan. 6, 2021, rioters at the Capitol, saying in a new “Daily Show” interview: “F— them.”
“When it comes to insurrectionists? F— them. I don’t give a f—,” the Arizona Democrat said in the segment aired Thursday on the Comedy Central show.
“Look, I was scared for the country. I was scared for my colleagues. I was pissed off,” Gallego told Klepper of what happened last January. “The thing I remember the most is seeing the fear in the eyes of some of the very young staffers.”
Klepper, who was also in Washington on Jan. 6 of last year, described the scene as “chaotic.”
“I got called an asshole, just over there,” he told Gallego, pointing to another area outside the Capitol. “Do you know the pitchfork guy? Is he a member of Congress?” Klepper quipped.
“He might be,” Gallego replied with a laugh. “Probably from the Freedom Caucus.”
Watch the entire segment below from Comedy Central.