Sunday night, John Oliver returned from a scheduled short break for the Emmys at Last week tonight desk.
And the Emmy winner began by talking about the news of President Trump appointing Amy Coney Barrett to replace the late, great Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court. Barrett, a disciple of the late Judge Antonin Scalia, is anti-LGBT, anti-reproductive and anti-immigrant. She belongs to a marginal charismatic Christian sect called the People of Praise, which believes that women are second-class citizens to men and the highest level they can reach within the group is that of advocates of women̵
“Trump is about to replace a liberal icon with a extremely conservative justice who has been called the Antonin Scalia woman, and she can serve for a long time, “explained Oliver.” Amy Coney Barrett is only 48 and I know I make her look like 43 76, but trust me, she is young for a justice of the Supreme Court “.
“If, and almost certainly when, Barrett is confirmed in the Supreme Court, the impact could be disastrous,” the HBO host continued. “In recent years, key cases have been decided with a single vote: from the passing of the Affordable Care Act, to the retention of the DACA, to the elimination of an incredibly restrictive abortion law. If these issues were to show up again in court, they could now easily go the other way. And there is clearly no point in hoping that Conservatives could choose to stick to their precedent they set by refusing to even consider Merrick Garland in an election year, because she was always in bad faith, as was obvious at the time.
The comic then screened the audio of Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) at a closed-door meeting on October 29, 2016, saying, “If Hillary Clinton becomes president, I will do everything I can to make sure we still have a ‘opening to the Supreme Court “.
“This is a Republican senator who admits to blocking a confirmation of justice not just in an election year, but for an entire presidential term,” Oliver offered.
And there’s Senator Mitt Romney’s (R-UT) motivation as to why he supports Trump’s candidate Barrett.
“I recognize that we may have a court that has a more conservative bent than it has in recent decades, but my liberal friends, over the course of many decades, have gotten very used to having a liberal court, and this is not written. in the stars, “Romney said. “It is also appropriate for a nation that is, if you will, center-right, to have a court that reflects the views of the center-right.”
“What the hell are you talking about, Mitt ?!” Oliver exclaimed. “Put aside the idea that a court that gutted the Voting Rights Act is a ‘liberal court’, since this nation is naturally center-right?”
“For the record, more Americans (47%) say they align with the Democratic Party than Republicans (42%). In addition, poll after poll showed that Americans favor abortion rights, with the support of Roe v. Wade reaching record highs, while a strong majority of the public also supports Medicare-for-All. Oh, and by the way, a solid majority (59%) say the winner of this presidential election should be the one who chooses Ginsburg’s successor. ”
“So, our country is not as much center-right as Mitt Romney is wrong,” concluded Oliver, adding, “Look, this has been a very dark week for many people. The Supreme Court is about to stagger to the right for the foreseeable future,” and if things seem hopeless right now, it’s because, to be completely honest, basically they are. “