Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-N.C.) had some harsh words for former “American Idol” contestant Clay Aiken, who announced last month that he will be making a run for Ellmers’ seat.
“Apparently his performing career is not going so well, and he’s very bored,” Ellmers said on Washington D.C.’s WMAL. “As we know, he didn’t really fare all that well. He was runner-up.”
But the congresswoman didn’t stop there.
“You know, you can throw in there that he also didn’t win during his, what was it, ‘Celebrity Apprentice.’ I guess the next step is Congress,” Ellmers said. “You know, we don’t have a very high approval rating so I guess, you know, the bar is lowered for him.”
Basically Ellmers’ comments can be summed up in one condescending sentence: Clay Aiken couldn’t win “American Idol,” so now he’s running for Congress.
Since Ellmers apparently isn’t one to mince words, we imagined what she would say if challenged by other celebrities who came up just short.