“Congress was back in session today after a five-week summer break,” Jimmy Kimmel reported on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Tuesday night. And to prove that nobody is ever happy with Congress, Kimmel’s segment of Lie Witness News conducted interviews on the street to see how people felt and whether they could even name a Congress member.
Of course, in true late-night segment fashion, those interviewed were stumped. None of the people shown in the segment could name a member of Congress, and when presented with their “supposed” member, accepted the fake names provided.
“I can’t at the moment, no, that’s a good question,” one man says when asked if he can name one.
The interviewer offered up some fake names of Congress men and women, based on real people and fictional characters, including soap opera star Susan Lucci, Pokémon character Ash Ketchum, former NBA player Karl Malone, U.S. President Grover Cleveland and Harry Potter character Neville Longbottom.
“Representative Neville Longbottom, please bring the jobs back to the U.S., support our farmers and our small businessmen,” a woman pleaded.
Check out the clip below: