Statements of Clarification That Probably Won't Do You Any Good

  • Aired:  07/21/11
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Magical amulet-wearing congresswomen join forces against Congressman Allen West for his sexist remarks to Representative Debbie Wasserman Shultz. (4:12)

SOMETHING CAUGHT MY EYE

YESTERDAY.

CONGRESSWOMAN DEBBIE

WASSERMAN-SHULTZ CAUSED A BIT OF

AN UPROAR WHEN SHE LAID INTO A

FLORIDA REPUBLICAN, HIS SUPPORT

OF THE CUT, CAP, BALANCE BILL.

>> INCREDIBLY, THE GENTLEMAN

FROM FLORIDA, WHO REPRESENTS

THOUSANDS OF MEDICARE

BENEFICIARY, AS DO I, IS

SUPPORTIVE OF THIS PLAN TO

INCREASE COSTS FOR MEDICARE

BENEFICIARIES, UNBELIEVABLE FROM

A MEMBER FROM SOUTH FLORIDA.

>> Jon: SLAM!

I BET ALLEN WEST TOTALLY

DISAGREES WITH HER PREMISE THAT

CUT, CAP AND BALANCE RAISES

COSTS FOR MEDICARE BENEFICIARIES

AND HE'S GOING TO LAY DOWN A

SUBSTANTIVE STATISTICAL

RECITATION OF THAT ACCUSATION.

CONGRESSIONAL STYLE.

>> ALLEN WEST FIRED OFF THIS

E-MAIL SAYING, "YOU WANT A

PERSONAL FIGHT I'M HAPPY TO

OBLIGE.

YOU ARE THE MOST VILE,

UNPROFESSIONAL AND DESPICABLE

MEMBER OF THE U.S. HOUSE OF

REPRESENTATIVES.

IF YOU HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY TO

ME, STOP BEING A COWARD AND SAY

IT TO MY FACE."

[AUDIENCE REACTS]

>> Jon: SAY IT TO MY FACE.

HOW DO YOU MAKE A FROWNING FACE

IN MODICON?

WHAT DO YOU HAVE THERE, COLON

PARENTHESES THERE?

SEND.

>> OTHERWISE SHUT THE HECK UP.

YOU HAVE PROVEN REPEATEDLY THAT

YOU ARE NOT A LADY THEREFORE

SHALL NOT BE AFFORDED DUE

RESPECT FROM ME.

>> Jon: ADDING PLEASE FIND

ATTACHED AS A TOKEN OF MY

DISRESPECT A PICTURE OF ANTHONY

WEINER'S [BLEEPED].

GOOD DAY.

I SAID GOOD DAY.

THAT THING STILL FREAKS ME OUT.

NEEDLESS TO SAY, THE BIT ABOUT

NOT BEING A LADY GOT SOME

ATTENTION OF SOME OF THE WOMEN

IN CONGRESS.

THEY HELD A PRESS CONFERENCE TO

INFORM ALLEN WEST THAT AS WOMEN

HE CAN SUCK THEIR [BLEEPED].

>> ONCE AGAIN WE HAVE BEEN TOLD

THAT IN ORDER TO BE A LADY, THAT

WE NEED TO JUST STAY IN OUR

PLACES.

>> IN ANY OTHER EMPLOYMENT

ENVIRONMENT, HE WOULD BE SUBJECT

TO A SEXUAL HARASSMENT CLAIM FOR

CREATING A HOSTILE WORK

ENVIRONMENT.

>> Jon: AND THIS HOSTILE WORK

ENVIRONMENT IS WHY WE WEAR THESE

ANCIENT AMULETS AROUND OUR NECK,

TO PROTECT US FROM THE

HOSTILITY.

LET ME SHOW YOU HOW THEY WORK.

YOU ARE NOT A LADY.

I DON'T THINK YOU HAVE... I

DON'T RESPECT... YOU CAN'T HER

ME WITH UNICORNS AND RAINBOWS.

SON OF A...

[LAUGHTER]

WOW.

WE KNOW HOW TO MAKE SMOKE

GRAPHICALLY?

THAT'S VERY NICE.

ACTUALLY ALL THIS IS JUST A BACK

STORY TO THE THING THAT REALLY

CAUGHT MY ATTENTION, WHICH WAS

ALLEN WEST'S RESPONSE TO THIS

ENTIRE THING.

>> IN A STATEMENT TO NBC NEWS,

HIS OFFICE SAYS, "CONGRESSMAN

WEST DOES NOT HATE WOMEN."

[LAUGHTER]

>> Jon: WHICH BRINGS US TO OUR

NEW SEGMENT, "STATEMENTS OF

CLARIFICATION THAT PROBABLY

WON'T DO YOU ANY GOOD."

LET'S WATCH.

>> I JUST WANT TO MAKE IT

ABSOLUTELY CLEAR, I ABHOR

SLAVERY.

[LAUGHTER]

>> Jon: ALL RIGHT.

I JUST POPPED IN HERE.

I'M NOT EXACTLY SURE WHAT THE

STORY IS GOING ON HERE, ALL THE

HUBBUB ABOUT THE MIGRAINES AND

ANYTHING, BUT DID I MISS A

LARGER PREVIOUS ISSUE OR MICHELE

BACHMANN CAME OUT IN FAVOR OF

SLAVERY?

BUT, OF COURSE, MY FAVORITE,

FAVORITE ONE HAPPENED IN THE

HEAT OF A CONVERSATION.

SEE IF YOU CAN CATCH THE

STATEMENT OF CLARIFICATION THAT

PROBABLY WON'T DO FOX NEWS

PSYCHAIATRIST AND PART-TIME LEX

LUTHER IMPERSONATOR KEITH ABLOW

ANY GOOD.

>> I'M NOT SURE IF YOU SEE A

LITTLE GIRL AS HER BREASTS BEING

SEXUAL THAT THAT DOESN'T REFLECT

MORE ON YOU.

>> I ASSURE YOU I'M NOT A

PEDOPHILE AT ALL.

>> Jon: AT ALL.

NAILED IT.

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