Jimmy Kimmel Rips Into Marco Rubio’s ‘Incredibly Stupid’ Excuse for Skipping SOTU

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Jimmy Kimmel didn’t appear overly enthused about President Joe Biden’s first State of the Union handle Tuesday night time, calling it a “powerful speech” and joking that he “in all probability may’ve simply saved himself a while and simply tweeted that the State of the Union is ‘malarkey AF.’”

“The state of our union is about as robust as Kim and Kanye proper now,” the late-night host added, noting that “not each lawmaker confirmed as much as watch the speech, which isn’t the same old.”

“A kind of who opted out tonight was Florida Senator Marco Rubio,” Kimmel continued, explaining that the Republican lawmaker skipped the speech as a result of he didn’t need to take the required COVID take a look at.

“I don’t have time to go take a COVID take a look at at this time,” Rubio complained earlier within the day. “I solely take a take a look at if I’m sick.”

“Which, since you’ll be able to have and unfold COVID with none signs, is an extremely silly factor to say,” Kimmel stated in response. “However, in equity, that’s what Marco Rubio does. He’s very on-brand. You already know why he received’t do it, proper? You already know why he received’t take it? As a result of in the event that they swab his nostril, it might in all probability take a look at constructive for Donald Trump’s butt.”

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Talking of the previous president, Kimmel expressed disbelief at a ballot that discovered 62 p.c of People imagine Putin wouldn’t have invaded Ukraine if Trump have been nonetheless president. “So far as this fairy story about him being powerful on Putin, bear in mind when our U.S. intelligence knowledgeable our president that Russia did all the things they may to disrupt our election?” he requested. “After which when given the selection to facet with Putin or our personal FBI and CIA, guess who he picked?”

“There’s your powerful man on Russia,” Kimmel stated after taking part in a clip of Trump’s notorious Helsinki summit press convention. “What occurred there’s Mr. Powerful Man appeared into Putin’s eyes and soaked his Relies upon.”

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