Remember Jimmy Kimmel's practice of getting celebrities to read aloud mean Tweets about themselves? Well, it's happened again, but it's not Jimmy Kimmel, and it's not celebrities — it's all of our friends on Capitol Hill! Meet NowThis News' "D.C. Mean Tweets" segment, which sees our favorite (and not-so-favorite) D.C. politicians reading out Tweets about themselves: the mean, the hilarious, and everything in between.
“Paul Ryan has such pretty blue eyes," read out Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI.) "Sometimes it’s easy to forget he’s Satan incarnate.”
OK, it would have been even funnier if Ryan had read out a Tweet calling him out for pushing the Obamacare "conscience clause," which would exempt employers from covering contraception for religious reasons. But, at times, haven't we all wanted to drown into Ryan's pretty blue eyes — and maybe, just maybe, forget for a few moments that his stance on women's issues has been nightmarish?
NowThis News released three "D.C. Mean Tweets" videos Tuesday, each starring three or four politicians. The list is long: Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO.,) Rep. Jim Himes (D-CT.,) Rep. Chris Murphy (D-CT.,). Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA.,) Rep. Michelle Grisham (D-NM.,) Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT.,) Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY.,) Sen. David Vitter (R-LA.,) Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL.,) and Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI.)
Reads Claire McCaskill about none other than Claire McCaskill: “You really suck a pig’s ass.”
“Damn, you suck,” Rep. Adam Kinzinger read about himself. Ouch.
Kinzinger then muttered "thank you," and walked off.
So if we could make any American politician read out a Tweet about themselves, what would we choose? Some of our picks are witty, some are funny, and, OK, some are just plain weird.