Actor James Woods has mostly been blacklisted by Hollywood, but he’s found success at a new endeavor—tweeting. He has become somewhat of a legend on the social media platform X, formerly Twitter, for his sometimes brutal, sometimes hilarious (sometimes both) takedowns of leftists and Democrats–and anyone else who annoys him.
He was at it again Friday, taking the occasion of Rep. George Santos (R-NY) being expelled from Congress to mock other figures who should also be given the boot if they were held to the same standards as the ousted congressman.
As our friends at our sister site Twitchy noted, Woods rather ingeniously tweeted some of the claims made against the disgraced lawmaker but replaced his photo with those of other miscreants. Let’s start with Sen. Bob Menendez, the Democrat from New Jersey who beat corruption charges back in 2018 but is facing new, even more serious charges alleging that he engaged in a conspiracy to act as a foreign agent for the Egyptian government, which is a violation of the Foreign Agent Registration Act. Even Pennsylvania Dem Senator John Fetterman thinks he’s worse than Santos, yet there he is, still serving his term and even indicating he will run for reelection.
Woods couldn’t let that pass:
Excellent. Well played, sir. 🤣 https://t.co/izZJtKnQPh
— FreedomKat1974 (@FreedomKiki28) December 1, 2023
But Woods was far from done. Next up: perhaps the greatest—and by greatest, I mean biggest—liar roaming the marble halls, Sen. Adam Schiff (D-CA), who for years claimed he had smoking gun evidence proving former President Donald Trump colluded with the Russians to steal the 2016 election. Of course, Schifty, as some like to call him, has to this day shown exactly nada and proved exactly zilch. Woods:
How right you are Mr. Woods. Webster’s Dictionary should replace the word liar with Schiff.
— Ed Renner (@Onecrazyndn) December 1, 2023
But as long as we’re discussing congresscritters who shouldn’t be in office, let’s get to Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), who likes to post antisemitic tweets and has an interesting marital history:
George Santos is expelled from the House of Representatives in a bipartisan vote because of alleged falsification of records. pic.twitter.com/hwTuYcwMuj
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) December 1, 2023
But Woods couldn’t end on that note; it would be criminal to do all that work and not mention that five-alarm fire of a trainwreck, Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-NY), who has a penchant for illegally trying to put an end to proceedings when he doesn’t like the way a vote might turn out.
This should set off alarm bells for all of us! https://t.co/6u6zURoBxA
— That Conservative (@ThatConservativ) December 1, 2023
My favorite James Woods performance was his depiction of crooked nightclub owner Jake Wise in 1984’s awesome “Against All Odds.” He was sinister and believable and not at all a jokester—but Woods has shown repeatedly that he can also tickle your funny bone. In addition, he’s pointing out—as my colleague Matt Funicello did in his Friday night piece, “With the House Expulsion, Who Gets Booted Next – or Do We Only Care About Santos?”—that there’s a double standard going on here.
I’m not defending Santos, because his conduct seems pretty indefensible, but it’s also true that he has been convicted of exactly nothing. If the new standard is you get kicked out if you behave badly, then all the jokers listed above should get the boot along with the former New York congressman.
Often, humor can be the best way to make a point, and Woods nailed it.
Hey J woods leave me alone! pic.twitter.com/2pQtYjNvur
— Grumpy 👖 (@TonyMguru) December 1, 2023