Samantha Bee Calls Paul Ryan the Taylor Swift of Politics: ‘Bland and Fake’

“Full Frontal” host says that calling the House Leader “the intellectual leader of the GOP” is like “saying Moe is the smart Stooge”

House Speaker Paul Ryan is the latest victim of Samantha Bee’s satirical wrath. On Wednesday’s episode of “Full Frontal,” the host eviscerated him in a segment titled, “Paul Ryan: Portrait in Courage.”

Bee went after Ryan for denouncing Donald Trump repeatedly during last year’s campaign, only to turn around and endorse him in a Wisconsin newspaper. “Watching Ryan play moral watchdog was like watching Taylor Swift pretend to be surprised at an awards show: bland and fake, but weirdly compelling,” Bee said.

“Take another cue from Taylor Swift, Mr. Speaker — know when to dump the guy you’ve only been pretending to like to help your career. It’s kind of hurting your moral-compass-of-the-party brand.”

Bee also mocked the title Ryan has been bestowed by broadcast media as the “intellectual leader” of the GOP.

“In today’s Republican party, that’s kind of like saying Moe is the smart Stooge.”

Check out the video above.