Daily Show: Lindsey Graham Lives Like He’s ‘Trapped In The Blair Witch Project’

"The Daily Show" tackled Lindsey Graham's long-sustained fear during Monday night's show.

Comedian Jon Stewart highlighted the panic that he said plays a part in everything Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) does on Monday’s episode of “The Daily Show.”

Stewart showed three clips of Graham doing his best to scare the public on various issues.

“The poor man lives his entire life trapped in ‘The Blair Witch Project,'” Stewart said. “For God’s sakes, I’ve seen chihuahuas in handbags who are less fretful and shaking.”

Stewart said Graham’s behavior was so impressive because of its longevity.

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“Lindsey Graham has sustained this level of panic for 13 years. Even though many of the boogeymen that live under his bed,” Stewart said, before dropping to a whisper, “aren’t really there at all.”

Stewart turned to Samantha Bee, who was reporting from outside Graham’s office, to follow up on his ISIS comments. Bee downplayed Stewart’s concern that Graham might be overreacting.

“He’s just urging caution and vigilance as he did last month when he proposed the Mandatory Nightlight Act of 2014,” Bee said.

Throughout Bee’s report, a voice that supposedly belonged to Graham could be heard shouting from behind closed doors. After an audible struggle, he seemed to calm down.

“Oh wait, mercy me,” the voice said. “I thought it was five ISIS militants comin’ to get me, turns out it was my own little hand, reachin’ for my coffee mug. Lordy, my heart’s thumpin’ faster than a jackrabbit in a huckleberry pie.”

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