Asked at this afternoon’s press conference if he himself would travel to Ferguson, Mo., President Obama seemed to say “no” after a very lengthy answer to the question. Attorney General Eric Holder will travel to Missouri on Wednesday, but Obama said he couldn’t appear to “put a thumb on the scales” one way or another.

Stand-up comic W. Kamau Bell, however, says he voted for President Obama so he would put his thumb on the scale.

Bell’s not alone in his thinking.

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with an additional tweet.