So much has happened in Washington in the last two weeks, John Oliver was forced to spend almost his entire episode of Last Week Tonight focusing on Trump, instead of digging into the TSA like he planned this week.
“The last seven days have been absolutely insane,” Oliver said, before breaking down the latest Trump scandal in which the president fired FBI Director James Comey because he was leading the investigation into Trump’s ties to Russia, only to find out a week later that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel in the investigation into Trump’s ties to Russia. This all looks very bad for Trump and many are expecting impeachment, but Oliver said we shouldn’t get ahead of ourselves.
“Before we get lost any further down this paranoid wormhole, let’s just all take a collective breath, because in reality, even though some people have been getting excited this week, impeachment is a long shot for many reasons,” Oliver said. “Not the least of which is, it would require a majority of the House to vote to impeach, and that is currently controlled by Republicans, and it would then need two-thirds of the Senate to vote to convict the president, and it is also controlled by Republicans right now.”
“So the likelihood is that Trump will survive this and continue as president, which shouldn’t really be a surprise to anyone,” he remarked. “Why would this be the end of the line for him? Trump has seemed to reach the end of the line on multiple occasions only for nothing to happen.”