Well, that was awkward.

CNSNews points out that Adam Schiff’s lame attempt at cracking a prison joke fell totally flat on the Senate floor yesterday afternoon.

Speaking to the lawmakers, the Russia/Ukraine collusion hoaxer thanked the senators for their “long and considerable attention” over the last two days.

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He continued, “I’m not sure the chief justice is fully aware of how just how rare it is, how extraordinary it is, for the House members to be able to command the attention of senators sitting silently for hours…or, even for minutes, for that matter,” a line which drew mild laughter from the chamber.

“Of course, it doesn’t hurt that the morning starts out every day with the sergeant-at-arms warning you that, if you don’t, you will be in prison,” Schiff continued, to a room so silent you could hear a pin drop.

Schiff was referencing to the warning that Sergeant-at-Arms Michael Stenger gives at the beginning of each trial day.

Stenger tells the Senate, “Hear ye! Hear ye! Hear ye! All persons are commanded to keep silent, on pain of imprisonment.”

Republicans were quick to point out how lame the joke was, with Congressman Lee Zelden (R-NY) tweeting in response, “Adam Schiff kicks off Day 3 of the Senate impeachment trial threatening Senators with imprisonment. Not sure what he’s worse at: reading his audience or telling jokes. Either way he is not helping his cause.”

Congressman Mark Meadows compared Schiff’s remarks to a bad Seinfeld joke, writing on Twitter, “Adam Schiff starting off today with a joke about imprisoning Senators came off like a joke written by Jerry Seinfeld but delivered by George Costanza.”