This should liven up C-SPAN

By Oliver Gettell
February 22, 2017 at 10:59 PM EST
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As Republican lawmakers find themselves facing angry crowds at town hall-style meetings across the country, Jimmy Fallon is lampooning those who try to take the easy way out by bailing on their constituents.

On Wednesday’s episode of The Tonight Show, Fallon presented a mock C-SPAN lineup of politicians desperate to avoid irate citizens. At noon, for example, “Senator Mitch McConnell zips himself into a duffel bag and asks his assistant to carry him out to the parking lot.”

At 2 p.m., “House Speaker Paul Ryan says, ‘I have to take this call,’ then starts talking into a stapler.”

And an hour later, “Senator Rand Paul shouts, ‘Is that Nick from The Bachelor?!’ then tries to run through the wall like the Kool-Aid Man.”

The Tonight Show airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. ET on NBC. Watch the clip above.

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