Full Frontal Television

Samantha Bee rips into Senate Republicans for refusing to vote on Obama’s moderate Supreme Court pick

"A president's term is four years. You can't say only three of those are legitimate and the fourth is garbage — they're not Indiana Jones movies."

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Samantha Bee once again hit hard and fast against Washington hypocrisy, something she is currently showing herself to be the best in late night at doing. On Monday’s Full Frontal, her victims were the Senate Republicans who have refused to vote on Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, Merrick Garland, and “have made it clear that they’re going to hold the Supreme Court hostage like a Mexican housekeeper locking Richard Simmons up in the crawl space.”

After Antonin Scalia’s death, Mitch McConnell announced the Senate would note confirm any justice nominated by the current president, so Obama “fulfilled his constitutional duty to troll the Republicans soooo hard” by nominating a moderate nominee many Republicans had recently praised.

But Republicans are standing by their principles, which they are claiming is “the Biden Rule” based on a speech he made in 1992 suggesting George H W Bush should wait to nominate a justice until after the November election. Except that Biden went on to confirm that, if Bush did nominate a moderate, the Senate would vote, an addendum to the rule current Republicans are quick to leave out. “Oh, so Color Me Bad–era Biden said he’d support a moderate nominee from President Bush. That’s so great! If that’s the rule, let’s get on with moderate Merrick’s hearing!”

Cue McConnell refusing to vote even now, calling Obama a lame-duck president. “He’s not a lame duck — he’s three trimesters away from lame-duckery,” Bee protests. “A president’s term is four years. You can’t say only three of those are legitimate and the fourth is garbage — they’re not Indiana Jones movies.” Watch the clip to see Bee take down everyone, including gaffe-prone Biden.

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