Tracy Morgan backs himself for VP
By Kevin Cirilli
There’s no question who Tracy Morgan endorses — himself.
When POLITICO asked the comedian and 30 Rock star on Friday whether Sarah Palin or Tina Fey would make a better vice president, he said: “Me.”
But Morgan, who was attending the Creative Coalition’s “Night Before Dinner” red carpet at Neyla, also supports President Barack Obama.
“Anyone that’s making the country go forward, I’m supporting that,” Morgan said of Obama to reporters. “I totally support him.”
He added he was disappointed Congress couldn’t pass gun control. “Of course [I was disappointed]. If we could get guns under control, if we could get rid of them — I’ve got a lot of friends and family members that died violently from guns… My father fought in the Vietnam War and he forbid us to have guns in the home when he came home when were little.”
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.V.), who coauthored the failed background check bill with Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), walked in moments before.