Jon Stewart Challenges Mitch McConnell To Prove He’s Not A Turtle (VIDEO)

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February 5, 2015 6:42 a.m.

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.”

Since McConnell’s native habitat is Kentucky, Stewart speculated he was either an eastern box turtle or a river cooter.

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:

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