Jon Stewart compares Congress unfavorably to herpes

Stewart blasts Congress for being 95 percent incumbents, and for having a 14 percent approval rating

Published January 7, 2015 2:34PM (EST)

 Jon Stewart    (Comedy Central)
Jon Stewart (Comedy Central)

The 114th Congress was sworn in on Tuesday, and Jon Stewart was far from impressed. The "Daily Show" host blasted Congress for heading back to work on a Tuesday, having a 14 percent approval rating, and being 95 percent incumbents.

"Herpes, it's like Congress on your dick," Stewart joked.

Stewart also took aim at the new Republican leadership in the Senate -- especially new Environment and Public Works chairman, Senator Inhofe, who believes global warming is a hoax. Watch below:

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