Last week, Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe restored voting rights in his state for more than 200,000 convicted felons, a decision that was heavily criticized by Republican leadership… and now two felons played by Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele on Tuesday’s episode of The Daily Show.
Out promoting Keanu, the duo appeared on Comedy Central’s late-night show to skewer those who think felons shouldn’t have the right to vote with some biting satire. “You can’t trust convicts with electoral sh–,” Peele’s Killa B. Killed said in the segment. “We savages, son.”
Asked by host Trevor Noah if they wanted to vote, Key’s character Darius said yes, but explained why that would be a bad idea. “We felons don’t have the aptitude to make informed political decisions,” he said. “Straight up, dog, I use violence to solve my problems in the short term, without regard for the long term. Much like how America’s disastrous foreign policy decisions in the Middle East, destabilized the region and led to the emergence of the Islamic State. I’m stupid, yo!”
Watch the full segment below.