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Jon Stewart Mocks John McCain’s Anti-Immigrant Accusations

by Van Le on 06/23/2011 at 10:41am

Senator John McCain was widely mocked this week after baselessly accusing undocumented immigrants of starting wildfires in Arizona.  “John McCain Blames Wildfires on Madcap Torch-Wielding Illegals,” was the headline in Gawker, which ridiculed him for further saying that the solution would be a more secure border—as if border fences kept out fires.

Last night, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart jumped in, bringing out “John McCain,” a cranky, geriatric puppet doppelganger to clarify the Senator’s comments.

“I never said immigrants started the fire,” the puppet told Stewart.  “I said immigrants start fires.”

Watch the clip below:

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