Jimmy Kimmel marked yesterday’ Senate runoff in Georgia by ripping republican candidate Herschel Walker, who is battling incumbent Raphael Warnock in what’s quickly become a very memorable campaign. The late night host, who has turned Walker into his newest punchline on Jimmy Kimmel Live, used last night’s monologue to include some more blows at the candidate, with jokes that practically wrote themselves.
“Walker spent the day making one final push, which is unusual for him,” Kimmel said. “Usually, during the final push, he’s miles away from the hospital at a Waffle House telling a waitress she could be the one.”
Pointing to Walker’s past in the NFL, Kimmel told his audience, “Even though he’s a beloved local football hero, Herschel Walker has not exactly inspired passion among Republican voters,” before pointing to Walker’s actions, which are somewhat contradictory his platform, to put it lightly.
“Family values? He’s a serial domestic abuser with more kids than a Dave & Busters on a Saturday at noon. … Pro-life? He was Planned Parenthood’s customer of the year, I think,” Kimmel said. “Pro-law enforcement? He lied about being a cop, an FBI agent, he exaggerated his non-existent military service. Pro-business? He claimed his chicken factory employed 800 people. It employed eight people.”
After listing off a seemingly endless string of examples, Kimmel said that regardless of the results of Georgia’s election, he’ll miss the endless fodder Walker provided for his late night show.
“As a person who does a show every night, the idea that Herschel Walker won’t be on camera every day is sad to me, so whatever happens tonight, I just want to say it’s been a wild ride, thank you,” Kimmel said, before queuing up “one long look back at one of the most entertaining Senate campaigns in the history of this country.”
Soundtracked to “I Will Remember You” by Sarah McLachlan, Kimmel’s montage featured some of Walker’s most memorable blunders — including his puzzling vampire line mocked by Whoopi Goldberg on The View. See it all for yourself in the video above.
Jimmy Kimmel Live airs weeknights at 11:35/10:35c on ABC.