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Fallon 'ruffs' on Labrador's name, disputes claim 'nobody' wants President Biden

Jimmy Fallon barked and howled "Rauuuul" in setting up a Tonight Show joke playing off Idaho Congressman Raul's Labrador's argument against impeaching President Obama.

Labrador drews laughs Tuesday when he told reporters, "Nobody wants a President Joe Biden."

Replied Fallon in beginning his Wednesday show, "I was like, 'Uh, I would.' Monologues would write themselves. I'd have the funniest monologues in the world."

Labrador saw humor in the bit himself, tweeting on Friday, "Watch having some fun with my name. 'Rauuuuulll!!' At least his audience liked my sense of humor."

Fallon opened with a joke about the U.S. agreeing to quit spying on German Chancellor Angela Merkel if the Germans would let the Americans borrow the World Cup champion German soccer team.

Then, he moved onto the two-term lawmaker's rejecting Sarah Palin's call for the House to impeach Obama.

"Yesterday, Congressman Raul Labrador — that's not the joke, that's his real name, yeah. Ruff. Raul Labrador.

"There's nothing in the rule book that says 'Labrador' can't be a congressman. Rauuuuul.

"Raul Labrador said that impeaching President Obama isn't a good idea, because, quote, 'No one wants President Joe Biden.' And that's when Biden realized why Obama picked him as a running mate. 'Joe, you're what we call my insurance policy.

"He said that no one wants President Joe Biden. And then I was like, 'Uh, I would.' Monologues would write themselves. I'd have the funniest monologues in the world."

Labrador also said he doesn't think impeachment would be wise because the American people don't support removing the president.

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