Representative Scott Rigell: Republican Traitor

  • Aired:  10/03/13
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One Republican congressman voted against shutting down the government, so Samantha Bee finds out what's wrong with him. (4:04)

WELCOME BACK.

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, LASTWEEK ONE BRAVE REPUBLICAN

STOOD UP TO THE RADICAL WINGOF HIS PARTY, TOOK THE

COURAGEOUS, UNPRECEDENTEDMOVE OF NOT VOTING TO

ERADICATE THE GOVERNMENTBECAUSE HE DOESN'T LIKE

OBAMACARE.

OUR OWN SAMANTHA BEE SATDOWN WITH RENEGADE

REPRESENTATIVE, SCOTT RIGELL.

>> MEET REPRESENTATIVE SCOTTRIGELL, TRAITER.

>> WELL, I VOTED NO, TURNEDOUT THAT I WAS THE ONLY

REPUBLICAN.

I DIDN'T KNOW THAT AT THETIME.

WHEN I LEARNED THAT, ICALLED MY CHIEF OF STAFF AND

I SAID TO CHRIS, BRACEYOURSELF.

>> THAT'S PROBABLY BECAUSEHIS REPUBLICAN COLLEAGUES

HAD ALREADY FIGURED OUT THATHE HATES AMERICA.

>> IT WASN'T AN EASY VOTE TOCAST BECAUSE I REALLY

BELIEVE THE UNAFFORDABLECARE ACT, AND THAT IS HOW I

SEE IT, IS REALLY NOT GOODFOR OUR COUNTRY, BUT I VOTED

NO ON THAT BILL BECAUSESOMETHING ELSE SUPERSEDED IT

AND TRUMPED IT, AND THAT ISMY DESIRE TO GET US BACK TO

REGULAR ORDER AND TO NOTHURT OUR ECONOMY AND OUR

TROOPS.

>> OKAY, ARE YOU JUSTEXPERIMENTING WITH REASON TO

SEE IF YOU LIKE IT?

IS THIS LIKE A REASON RUMSPRIGA FOR YOU?

>> IT WAS IMPORTANT TO ME TOREPRESENT SANE BUDGETING IN

WASHINGTON.

>> WHAT ARE YOU?

WHO WOULD BELIEVE SOMEONE INCONGRESS WAS PUTTING THE

BIGGER PICTURE AHEAD OFPOLITICS.

WHAT A FREAK SHOW.

DON'T YOU UNDERSTAND WHATYOU HAVE DONE HERE?

YOU HAVE ESSENTIALLY VOTEDWITH THE DEMOCRATS.

THESE PEOPLE ARE YOUR SWORNENEMIES.

>> NO, I LIKE TOTHOUGHTFULLY ENGAGE MY

DEMOCRATIC FRIENDS INDEBATE.

>> MAYBE YOU DON'T HAVE THESTOMACH FOR A FIGHT, ARE YOU

AFRAID, ARE YOU AFRAID OF -->> SURELY NOT.

I AM A STRONG ADVOCATE FORTHE VALUES AND THE PLANS

THAT I BELIEVE IN.

I REJECT THAT.

MY TRACK RECORD, THE WAY TODO THIS, THE WAY TO DO THIS

IS NOT WHAT A PERSON SAYS,IT'S WHAT HE OR SHE DOES,

REFLECTED IN THEIR VOTE.

YOU CAN LOOK AT MY VOTE ANDSEE THAT I'M AMONG THE MOST

CONSERVATIVE MEMBERS OFCONGRESS.

SEE, YOU'RE DOING JUST WHATIS WRONG WITH WASHINGTON.

>> THOSE WERE CHICKEN NOISESTHAT YOU WERE HEARING.

>> THAT IS WHAT HAPPENS UPHERE, PEOPLE CARICATURE

PEOPLE.

>> IT ALL CALLED INTOQUESTION WHETHER HE WAS EVEN

FIT TO SERVE WITH THESTEWARDS OF THIS HALLOWED

INSTITUTION.

>> DON'T YOU HAVE ANY FUNFILIBUSTERS PLANNED?

MAYBE YOU JUST DON'TUNDERSTAND HOW THE FOUNDING

FATHERS WANTED THIS PROCESSTO WORK?

>> WELL, I KNOW HOW THEYWANTED IT TO WORK.

THE FOUNDING FATHER, IBELIEVE, WOULD CERTAINLY

THINK ABOUT WHAT IS BEST FORTHE COUNTRY AND ADVANCE THAT

PROPOSITION -->> NO, NO, NO.

DIDN'T GET IN A SINGLETALKING POINT OR CRITICIZE

THE DEMOCRATS AT ALL.

I THINK WHAT YOU MEANT TOSAY WAS OBAMACARE IS LIKE

SLAVERY AND OR RAPE ANDFASCISM.

>> OH, THAT'S HORRIBLE, NO.

>> YOU ARE SO BAD AT THIS.

WE HAVE SO MUCH WORK TO DO.

>> PERHAPS HE JUST NEEDED TOWITNESS THE AWESOME POWER OF

THE TANTRUM.

TRY THIS.

>> I'M GOING TO HOLD MYBREATH AND I'M GOING TO MAKE

YOU DO WHAT I SAY.

>> SAM THIS IS-- SAM THISIS NOT GOOD.

SEE THIS IS NOT GOOD.

THIS IS LIKE BOTH PARTIES INTHIS DEATH GRIP.

I NEED TO YOU BREATH, SAM,NO, NOT GOOD.

YOU NEED TO BREATHE.

COME ON NOW.

OKAY?

COME ON NOW.

LOOK, THIS IS EXTRAORDINARY.

I'M IMPRESSED.

WOW.

SAM?

SAM?

SAM?

>> SEE, THAT TOTALLY WORKED.

GOT YOUR ATTENTION.

>> WE NEED TO GET TO YOU ADOCTOR.

>> OH, BOY.

>> YOUR HEAD IS BLEEDING.

>> I NEED AN ORANGE JUICE.

LESSON LEARNED, ALWAYS STICKTO YOUR POSITION NO MATTER

HOW MANY BRAIN CELLS HAVE TODI IN THE PROCESS.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)>> Jon: SAMANTHA BEE, WE'LL

BE RIGHT BACK

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