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: