‘The Daily Show’ on an ATF leadership void (video)

January 17, 2013

President Obama called on the Senate Wednesday to confirm acting director B. Todd Jones as the permanent head of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, which has been without a permanent director for six years. Meanwhile, Comedy Central's Jon Stewart was left wondering about the long-standing gap, and the acting director's other duties.

"What? You're telling me this dude, the guy who is the acting director of the ATF, has another full-time job? That regulating alcohol, and tobacco, and firearms is his side gig?" Stewart asked on "The Daily Show." He added: "There is 7.8 percent unemployment in this country; we can find someone to take that job who doesn't already have another job."

Check out the segment below.

Sean Sullivan has covered national politics for The Washington Post since 2012.
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