Report: Republican Senator Walked Out on Rob Schneider Performance at GOP Event

There aren't many celebrities who publically support the Republican Party, but Rob Schneider is typical of the ones who do. The former Saturday Night Live star had his heyday a few decades ago, but is one of the more prominent Conservative actors. 

The Senate Working Group recently hired Schneider to perform at an event at New York's Waldorf Astoria.  According to Politico's Daniel Lippman, the set was cut short, though, after the comedian delivered jokes that were so off color that one Republican senator walked out. 

That senator was Cindy Hyde-Smith of Mississippi. A spokesperson said of the show, "She didn’t have to listen to it and so she got up and left." The spokesperson added that Schneider's act was, "gross and vulgar."

The attendees of the event, many of whom were prominent members of the GOP, later received an apology email from the event's hosts. It read in part:

"While we do our best to ensure every aspect of our program is professional, courteous and appropriate, we sincerely regret that the entertainment of last night's program fell short of that goal."

Regardless of his rejection from members of the party, Schneider is sure to remain a Republican. He recently released a comedy special on Fox Nation. He also left his hometown of San Francisco for Arizona, remarking, "I really feel like I don’t want the Democratic Party trying to run my life. And there’s not one aspect of your life that they don’t want to interfere with."