The former Daily Show host went viral with his emotional testimony before a depleted House Judiciary Committee, pleading for Congress to extend the September 11 Victim Compensation Fund. During a subsequent interview with Chris Wallace on Fox News, Stewart said, “In terms of getting the 9/11 bills passed, Mitch McConnell has been the white whale of this since 2010.”
Colbert seized on that particular line, saying, “Yes, Mitch McConnell is the white whale — in that he has been acting like a huge Moby Dick.”
From there, Colbert showed a clip of McConnell being interviewed on Fox & Friends this morning. “We’ve never failed to address this issue, and we will address it again,” he said. “I don’t know why [Stewart’s] all bent out of shape about it.”
Quick cut to Colbert saying, “Well, Senator, I for one don’t think…”
Just then, Stewart emerges from behind the host’s desk and deploys his trademark hand-drumming. After that, he … well, better to just watch the segment above.