“Last Week Tonight” hostdelivered a scathing takedown of in Congress on Sunday night, showing how they maintain a grip on power while .
He dropped a Dr. Seuss-like nursery rhyme on how much he hates Sen.(R-Texas) and had some harsh words for House Minority Leader (R-Calif.). But he saved his most biting comments of all for Senate Majority Leader (R-Ky.).
McConnell is “the only thing to come out of Kentucky more shameless than the KFC menu,” Oliver said.
McConnell, he noted, blocked former Presidentfrom filling federal judiciary seats and prevented Obama’s Supreme Court choice from even being considered.
Now, McConnell is on a judicial tear, as Presidentis appointing conservative federal judges at a record clip, with McConnell’s assistance, and just named his .
“This has been a very dark week for a lot people. The Supreme Court is about to lurch to the right for the foreseeable future,” Oliver said. “And if things seem hopeless right now it’s because, to be completely honest, they basically are.”
And, as Oliver pointed out, it’s because of careful Republican manipulation of “systemic problems” in the makeup of our government.
Then, Oliver launched into a look at “how the fuck we got here, and what the fuck we can possibly do next.”
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