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Kimmel Mocks GOP Conference’s ‘Sesame Street’ Ban and ‘Miss Piggy’ Ted Cruz (Video)

“‘Sesame Street’ wouldn’t have been allowed to be there anyway because by next year, it seems likely Matt Gaetz will be a convicted sex offender”

On Nov. 6, Big Bird tweeted from his official account that he had received the COVID-19 vaccine, adding that it would give his body “an extra protective boost that keeps me and others healthy” following an episode of “Sesame Street” devoted to making kids feel safe about getting vaccinated. This came in the wake of the FDA approving the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for kids ages 5 and up.

Kimmel joked that while CPAC has banned most Muppets from the Feb. 24-27 Republican party conference, Miss Piggy (or Sen. Ted Cruz, per Kimmel’s photo) is “still invited, especially after she did so great at last year’s event.”

Cruz has himself been mocked for criticizing Big Bird for urging kids to get vaccinated against COVID-19, calling the use of the “Sesame Street” character to educate children about the vaccine “government propaganda.”

Kimmel then joked that CPAC’s “Sesame Street” ban is ultimately going to be unnecessary, because he thinks Rep. Matt Gaetz’s presence would make it impossible for children to attend.

“The truth is, ‘Sesame Street’ wouldn’t have been allowed to be there anyway because by next year, it seems likely Matt Gaetz will be a convicted sex offender,” Kimmel said.

Watch Kimmel’s full Thursday monologue via the video above. 

See CPAC’s Thursday tweets banning “Sesame Street” characters from the 2022 GOP conference below.

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