Must-see morning clip: Aasif Mandvi hunts for a new congressional candidate

But can't find anyone willing to take the job

By Prachi Gupta
Published July 26, 2013 1:53PM (EDT)

"Frustrating, maddening, gridlock."

Those are the three words that former Rep. Steven Latourette used to describe Congress in an interview with "The Daily Show" correspondent Aasif Mandvi, who wonders, amid dick pic scandals and constant Republican-Democrat gridlock, what kind of person would run for Congress.

"Okay, three words that aren't those," said a hopeful Mandvi.

"Sad, disappointing, difficult."

"Okay, forget about words. I'm looking to inspire somebody to run for Congress."

"You'd have to be crazy to run for Congress," said Latourette.

Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at

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