A messy week for Sen. Thom Tillis hit a new low Wednesday night when he got lampooned for a full five minutes on comedian Jon Stewart’s “The Daily Show.”
The notoriety has been building since Tillis suggested that restaurant workers shouldn’t be legally required to wash their hands after using the bathroom. His comments have made the BBC, The New York Times and The Washington Post.
Stewart joined the chorus of mockery Wednesday, replaying the comments and picturing Tillis with the caption “Mr. Unclean.”
“The title of Mr. Ayn Rand 2015 goes to Thom Tillis,” Stewart said. “I’d high five him but I don’t want to die like a character in the game Oregon Trail. ... Senator, really? You don’t want the guy to have to wash his hands after using the bathroom?”
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The comedian concludes by addressing Tillis as “Sen. Dung-Hands Von Fecal-Fingers.”
Video of the Stewart segment is below: