In November, Floridians will go to the polls to decide whether they should do away with the state’s extreme felony disenfranchisement laws, which leave a huge portion of the state without voting rights.
Republican governor Rick Scott has been accused of using the process to suppress the vote in the state, which is known for narrow elections. He’s bragged about the fact that there are “no standards” behind his decisions on who to restore rights to. Among other things, one board member is known for asking almost everyone who goes before him whether they attend church and where.
On his HBO show Sunday, John Oliver took on the topic and then begged Floridans to support the effort to repeal the law.
“I would like to speak directly to the people of Florida for a second,” Oliver said. “I know that we make fun of you a lot, Florida, because of all the stupid things that happen where live. You’re probably expecting me to steer away from all that and appeal to your innate goodness and state of reason. But I’m not going to do that, I’m going to double down… I mean, come on Florida, you’re Florida.”
Oliver then aired some hilarious Florida Man headlines.
“Yes, Floridians, you do make mistakes—but it’s also in your nature to help one another recover,” he said.
Watch the segments explaining the background of the law and where Oliver appeals to Floridians below.
Trump team ‘is as incompetent, shambolic, paranoid, and given to conspiracy theories as it appears’: MSNBC panel
In a Sunday evening panel discussion, MSNBC commentators explained that the White House appears to be just as chaotic and marred by chaos as the rumors say.
Many in the White House learned that the president's lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, was working overseas in Ukraine. Giuliani claimed that he's been producing a film that he couldn't get Fox News to run, as it will appear on the fringe network OAN.
"What Rudy Giuliani is doing is using Kremlin-manufactured propaganda as a defensive shield for the president," said CNBC's John Harwood. "Fiona Hill was unambiguous in her testimony to the intelligence committee. What Rudy Giuliani has been doing with these two indicted men who are linked to a Russian oligarch who is tied to Russian organized crime, is trying to manufacture a story that Ukraine, rather than Russia or in addition to Russia or differently from Russia, meddle in the campaign. That is false."
Watch Devin Nunes freak out and eject reporters when asked about phone calls with Lev Parnas
Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) lost it over the weekend when he was asked about his phone calls with Rudy Giuliani's associate Lev Parnas, who was recently indicted.
Nunes was at a Republican Party fundraiser in New York City when two Intercept reporters asked about the impeachment probe. Recent phone records subpoenaed by the House Intelligence Committee revealed that Nunes had multiple conversations with Giuliani and with Parnas.
Former Republican Congressman admits he ‘can’t explain’ Ted Cruz: ‘You’d think he’d have more self-respect’
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) appeared on "Meet the Press" Sunday to perpetuate the false narrative that Ukraine hacked the 2016 election, a fact that has been disproven by all of the U.S. intelligence agencies. When asked to explain what Cruz could possibly have been thinking, former Rep. Charlie Dent (R-PA) confessed he has no idea how to explain Cruz.
"So, Charlie, what's going on here?" asked CNN host Fredricka Whitfield.