Jon Stewart lampoons Ted Cruz, Joni Ernst for ridiculous SOTU responses

And the "Implody" goes to...

Published January 22, 2015 6:42PM (EST)

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

On Wednesday night Jon Stewart handed out an "Implody" award, for an altogether lackluster State of the Union address rebuttal.

And to Stewart's shock, he had five (yes, five!) GOP responses to choose from: Sen. Joni Ernst's official response, Sen. Rand Paul's YouTube address, Sen. Ted Cruz's poorly filmed rebuttal and more!

After examining each speech -- and giving them a thorough mocking -- Stewart made a decision. Watch below to see who receives the "Implody":

By Sarah Gray

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