Kimmel lists 'things that have lasted longer' than FBI's Kavanaugh investigation

ABC late-night host Jimmy Kimmel on Thursday mocked the length of the FBI’s investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh by listing things “that have lasted longer” than the investigation.

The law enforcement agency finished its investigation into sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh in five days following Sen. Jeff FlakeJeffrey (Jeff) Lane FlakeLindsey Graham basks in the impeachment spotlight Kelly, McSally virtually tied in Arizona Senate race: poll The Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by Nareit — White House cheers Republicans for storming impeachment hearing MORE's (R-Ariz.) call to look further into the accusations before giving Kavanaugh a full Senate vote.

The call for the investigation came shortly after Kavanaugh and his first accuser, Christine Blasey Ford testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee last week about Ford's allegations that Kavanaugh assaulted her when they were both in high school.


“When all was said and finished, the White House said they found no corroborating evidence of sexual assault,” Kimmel said. “It’s amazing how much you won’t find when you don’t look for it, it really is.”

“Jimmy Kimmel Live” released a scrolling list of things that “lasted” longer than the FBI’s investigation into the claims, including foods that spoil quickly like bananas and yogurt.

The late-night host pointed to the reboot of Roseanne Barr’s show which was canceled by ABC in May in the middle of the season after she made racist comments against a former Obama administration official.

Kimmel also included former White House press secretary Anthony’s Scaramucci’s 11-day tenure in the Trump administration, cold sores and reality television star Kim Kardashian’s short marriage to NBA player Kris Humphries on the list.

“They do a more thorough investigation of the contestants on ‘The Bachelor’ than they did for the Supreme Court,” Kimmel said. “I’ve interviewed more people this week than the FBI has.”

The White House said Thursday that 10 people were contacted by the FBI over the course of a week for the supplementary investigation into Kavanaugh.

Senators had a chance to review the estimated 1,000-page confidential FBI report on Thursday, as the two parties traded access to one copy of the document in alternating one-hour shifts over the course of the day.

Kimmel said that gave each of the 100 senators mere seconds to glance at each page of the report.

“That’s like scrolling through Instagram, that’s not much,” the host said.