On Last Week Tonight, host John Oliver took time to poke fun at the bumbling Secret Service for trying to embarrass equally bumbling Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R) despite the fact that the Utah congressman manages to do that for himself on an almost daily basis.
This week it was revealed that the Secret Service released “unflattering private information” about Chaffetz in retaliation for his investigation into their recent missteps.
“That’s right. The Secret Service attempted to embarrass one of their biggest critics, Congressman Jason Chaffetz, by leaking his rejected application to join them, essentially behaving like the high school table of mean girls,” Oliver said before affecting a snotty teen girl’s voice. “You only hate us because we won’t let you sit with us, Jason. Don’t look at our food. You’re making it uncool.”
Oliver marveled that the higher -ups in the Secret Service were wasting their time attempting to mess with Chaffetz who is considered a bit of goof regardless of his rise within the GOP leadership.
“I don’t know what’s worse here,” Oliver said. “The fact that the Secret Service is so petty that they broke the law to embarrass Jason Chaffetz, or that they’re so stupid and they didn’t realize, if you want to embarrass Jason Chaffetz, just wait, and he will do it for you.”
The host then shared a clip of Chaffetz being humiliated by Planned Parenthood head Cecile Richards last week when he showed her a chart he claimed came from her own organization — only to have her explain to him that it was the work of an anti-choice group.
Oliver also shared clips of Chaffetz in his office sampling and judging hamburgers and getting choked up over the 1865 death of Abraham Lincoln.
“What are you crying about?” a mocking Oliver asked. “It was 144 years ago! It’s time to move on. He was going to be dead by now anyway!”
Watch the video below captured by Crooks & Liars:
(H/T Crooks & Liars)
Trump supporter complains about being socially toxic: ‘People unfriend you’
Fox News anchor Jeanine Pirro on Saturday complained about being judged by the content of her character.
"People unfriend you!' Pirro complained. "They don't want you to be a -- they don't want to communicate with you."
"People I've had at my wedding don't talk -- my children's weddings actually, they don't talk to me anymore," she explained.
"It's not usually the right or the left, I mean, the intolerance is on the left," she argued.
The longtime Trump friend was harshly criticized for her complaints. Here's some of what people were saying:
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Republicans in the swing state of Wisconsin gathered in Green bay for a mask-optional convention on Saturday.
"Speakers at the convention also praised Trump's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, including the president's push to reopen the nation's economy and schools. More than 300 people attended the GOP state convention, with few in attendance wearing face masks, as [recommended] by public health officials," the State Journal reported Saturday.
Lincoln Project takes on the ‘Trump crime spree’ in new ad: ‘It’s a billion-dollar criminal enterprise’
Disgruntled former top Republican strategists took on President Donald Trump's "law and order" message in a new 2020 video posted on Saturday.
The ad, by the Lincoln Project, recounts how many top former Trump officials have been convicted of felonies.
"It's not a campaign, it's a billion-dollar criminal enterprise," the narrator begins.
The ad noted the criminal convictions of Paul Manafort, Rick Gates, Mike Flynn, George Papadopoulos, Michael Cohen and Roger Stone.
"Nixon was bad, Trump is worse," the narrator declares.
"Trump is the most corrupt president in U.S. history. There's only one way to end the Trump crime spree -- throw him and his crooks out of office," the ad concludes.