Kay Bailey Hutchison on The Daily Show: ‘The American People Are For Background Checks’

The former senator was on with Jon Stewart last night. When asked about her replacement — U.S. Senator Ted Cruz — she said he is a bright man who’s committed to fighting for his cause. “The same thing could have been said about Lex Luthor,” Stewart replied.

They also discussed the Senate’s recent failure to approve gun control legislation, and Hutchison noted that that vote was quite against the wishes of the American people, according to polls.