While the outrage surrounding Rep. Matt Gaetz seems to have died down in the past few weeks, Jimmy Kimmel hasn’t forgotten about the disgraced Florida congressman. On last night’s episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live, the late night host poked fun at one of his favorite subjects, roasting Gaetz for his sad birthday celebration, HuffPost reports.
During his Monday night monologue, Kimmel began his Gaetz segment with coverage of a rally hosted by congresswoman and conspiracy theorist Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, or as he likes to call her, “Klan mom.” The congresswoman led an “America First” rally at Florida retirement community The Villages. There, she railed about climate change, electric vehicles, and her opposition to the Green New Deal.
“If only we could stop the dangerous emissions coming out of her, too, we’d be set,” Kimmel joked. But it wasn’t just Taylor Greene stopping by The Villages — her special guest that day was Gaetz. “The main event at this gathering of the simple was the soon-to-be disgraced congressman,” Kimmel said. “Who, for reasons unknown, is back.”
Showing footage of Gaetz entering the rally and pumping his fist, Kimmel mocked him with a “Hell yes, Gaetz is back,” and an ironic fist pump of his own. “Usually when Matt Gaetz visits a retirement community it’s to meet his girlfriend’s grandma,” he joked. Gaetz is currently under investigation for allegedly having sex with a minor and possibly violating federal sex trafficking laws.
“The only thing sadder than that entrance is that this is how he celebrated his 39th birthday,” Kimmel said, before playing a clip of Gaetz ranting at the rally as part of his birthday celebration.
“CNN is just the worst,” the congressman yelled. “So today is my birthday. And I already know how CNN is going to report it: ‘Matt Gaetz has wild party surrounded by beautiful women in The Villages.’ So just get ready for it.”
After the camera panned to the crowd of retirees, Kimmel joked, “Yeah, that’s right. Everyone gets two tapiocas tonight.”
Jimmy Kimmel Live airs weeknights at 11:35/10:35c on ABC. Watch Kimmel’s full monologue from last night in the video above.
Originally published at https://decider.com/2021/05/11/jimmy-kimmel-roasts-matt-gaetz-sad-birthday-celebration/ on .