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Larry Wilmore hammers Mitch McConnell’s ‘bullsh*t’ over SCOTUS: ‘That’s how a weasel behaves’

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Larry Wilmore repeatedly mocked conservative conspiracy theories about Justice Antonin Scalia’s death as he shredded Republican efforts to prevent President Barack Obama from discharging his constitutional duties to name a replacement.

“It’s been 11 days since the alleged non-murder of Antonin Scalia,” Wilmore said. “That’s right, folks — there’s no evidence to suggest Scalia was probably, definitely murdered.”

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The “Nightly Show” host said distraught Republicans had distracted themselves with a favorite pastime: undermining the president’s authority.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced this week that the GOP-led Senate Judiciary Committee had unanimously recommended no hearings for any Obama nominee, and the Kentucky senator said he agreed with that — which Wilmore suggested was absurd.

“Oh, you agree with that, Mitch McConnell?” Wilmore said. “You know why that’s surprising? Because it was your idea!”

McConnell issued a statement on the day Scalia died vowing that no Obama nominee would get a vote, and Wilmore adopted the senator’s orotund drawl.

“I agree with myself,” Wilmore said, as McConnell. “Now, that’s how a weasel behaves. You say some bullshit, and other people follow your lead and then you can say you agree with that bullshit.”

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Wilmore recalled how McConnell said in 2010 that the Republican Party’s top priority should be to deny Obama a second term — which he said the GOP couldn’t even achieve.

“Man,” Wilmore said. “Congress really can’t get anything done.”

Obama has floated a potential compromise nominee, Nevada’s Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval — but McConnell has said there is “not a snowball’s chance in hell” that he’ll relent.

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“Hold on, I’m saying hell is hot,” Wilmore said, again trotting out his McConnell impersonation. “See, and snowballs are cold. So it doesn’t have a chance — that’s the joke. Ha ha. Ha ha.”

Wilmore said conservatives were concerned Scalia would be replaced with a liberal judge — but he said they weren’t so concerned when Justice Thurgood Marshall, a champion of civil rights, was replaced by Clarence Thomas, “who doesn’t even f*cking talk.”

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McConnell said voters should decide the next Supreme Court justice — but Wilmore said they already had when they thwarted the GOP’s plan and re-elected Obama in 2012.

“Now please do your job,” he said.

Watch the entire segment posted online by Comedy Central:

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