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Ryan, GOP lawmaker trade ‘bad dad jokes’ ahead of Father’s Day

With Father’s Day approaching, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.) engaged in a bit of a friendly competition. 

Sitting across a table from one another, the two Republican lawmakers sought to see who could make the other laugh first with a series of dad jokes — those hilariously cheesy gags made famous by fathers.

“Why did the scarecrow receive an award?” a stone-faced Ryan asked McHenry in a video posted on the Speaker’s YouTube channel.

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“Tell me,” the North Carolina Republican replied.

“Because he was outstanding in his field,” Ryan quipped. “Pretty good, isn’t it?”

“Two guys walk into a bar,” McHenry said, setting up a joke. “The third guy ducks.”

“This is really horrible,” he said, suppressing a laugh.

The congressmen’s jokes then shifted into an exchange of word play. 

“What does an angry pepper do?” Ryan asked. “It gets jalapeño face.”

“Did you hear the story about a cheese factory that blew up, exploded, in Wisconsin?” McHenry asked.

“Actually I have,” Ryan responds. “But go ahead.”

“Tragic story,” McHenry continues. “All that was left of it was ‘da brie.’ “

The clear winner of the contest? Ryan, who managed to keep a relatively stoic expression throughout the exchange. McHenry acknowledged the loss with ease.

“Alright, you win,” he said, extending a handshake to Ryan. 

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