Republicans and conservative groups are rushing to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s defense, but Stephen Colbert simply doesn’t understand their excuses.
In a person-by-person takedown, the “Late Show” host eviscerated the dismissals pro-Kavanaugh activists are hurling at Dr. Christine Blasey Ford.
Republicans began by trotting out 65 women who verified Kavanaugh was a good guy in high school. Oddly enough, after the accusations, many of the women pulled away. It prompted Colbert to wonder what high school boy could possibly know 65 women. As an old married guy over 50, he said he knows only five and one he’s married to, while another is on a cereal box.
Judiciary chair Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) said he hoped people wouldn’t want to make him recall things he did 35 years ago.
“Yeah, who knows what kind of youthful hijinks Grassley was up to when he was a 49-year-old senator,” Colbert recalled.
When it came to Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), whom Colbert called a “murderous puppet,” the retiring senior citizen said Dr. Ford was “mixed up.” He didn’t want to call her a liar, he explained, before calling her a liar.
“Yeah, she’s mixed up,” Colbert said. “You know that thing where you remember being the victim of a violent sexual assault and you remember that there was a witness there and you talk to your therapist and your husband. Then before the guy is a nominee you write a letter to your Congresswoman and she forwards it to your senator. You take and pass a polygraph test and then later it turns out your glasses were on the kitchen counter.”
When it came to the Judicial Crisis Network calling Kavanaugh’s alleged assault “rough horseplay,” Colbert wondered what that means Kavanaugh has been doing to horses all these years.
Watch the video below:
— The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) September 20, 2018
White House leaked ‘insane letter’ to Fox host — that makes Trump look ridiculously ‘dumb’
President Donald Trump was ridiculed on Wednesday after a letter was leaked that President Donald Trump sent to Turkish President Recep Erdo?an.
The letter was sent a week ago, on October 9th.
A copy of the letter, where Trump warned Erdo?an not to be a fool, was obtained by Fox Business personality Trish Regan.
Commentary on the letter was swift -- and brutal.
Here's some of what people were saying:
Can’t tell if parody of dumb guy trying to cover his tracks or real dumb guy who is covering tracks
‘You can buy the USA’ thanks to Trump: Counterintelligence expert
Counterintelligence expert Malcolm Nance said during a political discussion Wednesday that the United States of America has clearly become a "pay-to-play" nation under President Donald Trump.
"After 2016, it became clear that the only thing we were really going to look into was Donald Trump's relationships with Moscow.," Nance said in a discussion with SiriusXM Progress host Dean Obeidallah.
"But I think it became pretty clear to the oligarchs that they weren't going after the oligarchs, they were going after Donald Trump and a very specific link to foreign intelligence," continued Nance. "And that meant their money could talk again. You have to understand, these people were doing it to lift these crippling sanctions that Trump fought tooth and nail against."
Growing chorus of Senate Republicans rebuke Trump over his Syria pullout
In the wake of President Trump's decision to pull US troops out of northeast Syria, a growing chorus of Senate Republicans are dismissing Trump's threat of economic sanctions against Turkey if it continues its incursion into the region, the Washington Examiner reports.
According to Sen. John Thune (R-SD), attempts to apply meaningful sanctions on Turkey after Trump green lit its invasion are just politicians "grasping to come up with something," adding that the Trump's decision "was a mistake" from the beginning.