Tea Party candidate David Brat upset House Majority Leader Eric Cantor
Jon Stewart welcome Congress’ new McDreamy, Tea Party candidate David Brat — but thinks he may be overdoing it with thanking Jesus for his win.
Brat had a huge upset win Tuesday over Rep. Eric Cantor, the House Majority Leader. MSNBC reported, Cantor's campaign spent more at steakhouses — $168,637 — than Brat spent on his entire campaign — $122,793.
“Very hard to conduct your campaign when you've got the meat sweats,” Stewart said on Wednesday's “Daily Show.”
He noted that Brat, a college professor, had also earned the coveted chili pepper — an indication of hotness — on RateMyProfessors.com.
“Looks like Congress has a new McDreamy. Step aside, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders,” Stewart said.
But Stewart was a little taken aback by Brat pulling out a piece of paper during his acceptance speech with Luke 18:27 printed on it: “Jesus replied, ‘What is impossible with man is possible with God.'” Brat also repeatedly called his victory a miracle from God.
We get it, you beat a Jewish guy,” Stewart said. “We get it. Fine, we're not as chosen as we thought we were. Okay?”
Kidding aside, some pundits have speculated that Cantor — the only Jewish Republican in Congress — was hurt by redistricting that made his conservative district more rural, and perhaps more Christian. But others have noted that Cantor was re-elected in the district several times.
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