On Sunday’s edition of “Last Week Tonight,” host John Oliver slammed Republicans for trying to rework the House’s American Healthcare Act behind closed doors and away from public oversight.
“What if a telephone booth ad for a lawyer was a healthcare plan?” Oliver asked before remarking that the bill has an unusual critic, President Donald Trump, who asserted to Republican leadership that the House bill is “mean.”
“And then he presumably folded his arms and stamped on the ground, screamed until he tuckered himself out and fell asleep right there on the floor,” Oliver said. “Knock it off, big guy.”
That criticism, he said, is “a little hard to hear” after the GOP’s Rose Garden beer bash celebrating the passage of the bill from the House to the Senate.
That celebration may have been a bit premature, however, because “this bill is incredibly unpopular,” Oliver said. “One analysis found it doesn’t enjoy a plurality of support in any state in the country.”
Getting all 50 states to agree on something, he said, is impossible. Only 49 of them will freely admit that “Delaware sucks. And the holdout, by the way, Minnesota. They’re just too nice to admit the obvious.”
Watch the video, embedded below:
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The man dubbed the "Tropical Trump" has racked up a long list of controversial remarks over the years: he has praised the use of torture by Brazil's former military dictatorship; he once told a lawmaker he opposed she "wasn't worth raping"; he has said he would rather see his sons die than come out as gay.
But this week's firestorm has been big, even by his standards.
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"[Jackson's] trying to make this bulletproof from a pardon," Napolitano said. "Because she went along exactly with what [Barr] requested."
Adam Schiff sends signal that a Roger Stone pardon would be another impeachable offense
Rep. Adam Schiff suggested that a presidential pardon for Roger Stone would be an impeachable offense.
Judge Amy Berman Jackson sentenced the longtime Republican operative to 40 months in prison, saying Stone had lied to Congress and threatened a witness to cover up possible wrongdoing by President Donald Trump -- and Schiff sent a warning against a pardon.
"Roger Stone was found guilty of lying to Congress and threatening a witness," Schiff tweeted.
Schiff, who led the impeachment inquiry and trial, agreed with Jackson -- whose language echoed the lawmaker's "corrupt scheme and cover-up" indictment during the Senate trial.