Must-see morning clip: "The Daily Show" on why Congress is exactly like an out of control Justin Bieber

The Iran nuclear deal could be big, Stewart says, unless someone "figuratively throws eggs at the entire thing"

Published January 16, 2014 2:02PM (EST)

You might think it's a stretch to compare Justin Bieber's recent run-in with the law to the Iran nuclear deal, but "The Daily Show" actually makes a pretty strong case likening the egg-happy pop star to dysfunction in Washington.

If the deal advances, it would restart diplomatic relations between the United States and Iran for the first time in decades and ensure Iran doesn't develop a nuclear weapon -- unless someone "figuratively throws eggs at the entire thing," that is. (Get it? It's the Bieber connection!)

"Congress is the Justin Bieber of our government," Stewart explained. "Throwing away a tremendous opportunity because of immaturity and a lack of self-control."

Watch it here:

By Katie McDonough

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