Jon Stewart took one of his favorite jokes to the next level on Wednesday, publicly challenging Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to prove he is not a turtle.
The host of “The Daily Show” interrupted his own segment on Congress to speak directly to McConnell, into a seperate camera.
“I believe, and I am being completely serious right now,” Stewart said slowly, “Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, is a turtle.”
Stewart then challenged the six-term senator from Kentucky to refute the charge. “It’s your move,” he said. “Your slow, deliberate move.”
Stewart then offered to “sweeten the deal,” producing a leaf from his jacket to entice the allegedly reptilian McConnell.
Watch the clip below, courtesy of Comedy Central: