“Trump is about to replace a liberal icon with a extremely conservative justice that has been called the woman Antonin Scalia, and she can serve for a long time, ”Oliver explained. “Amy Coney Barrett is only 48, and I know I make 43 look like 76, but trust me, it’s Young for a Supreme Court judge.
“If, and almost certainly when, Barrett is confirmed to the Supreme Court, the impact could be disastrous,” the HBO host continued. “In recent years, key cases have been resolved with a single vote – from keeping the affordable care law, to preserving DACA, to overturning an incredibly restrictive abortion law. If these questions were to come back to court, they could now easily go the other way. And there is clearly no point in hoping that the Conservatives could choose to respect the precedent they set by refusing even to consider Merrick Garland in an election year, as it was always in bad faith, as was evident from the time.
The comic then kicked off the audio of Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) during a closed meeting on October 29, 2016, saying, “If Hillary Clinton becomes president, I will do whatever I can to. make sure that in four years, we still have an opening on the Supreme Court.“He is a Republican senator who admits to having blocked a confirmation of justice not only in an election year, but for an entire presidential term,” proposed Oliver.And there is the justification of Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) as to why he supports the candidate of Trump Barrett.
“I recognize that we may have a tribunal that has more of a conservative bent than it has in the last few decades, but my liberal friends have, over the decades, become very accustomed to having a liberal tribunal. , and it’s not written in the stars, ”Romney said. “It’s also appropriate for a nation that is, if you will, center-right, to have a tribunal that reflects center-right views.”
“What the hell are you talking about, Mitt ?!” Oliver cried. “Put aside the idea that a court that emptied the Voting Rights Act is a ‘liberal court’, since when has this nation been naturally center-right?
“For the record, more Americans (47%) say they align with the Democratic Party than Republicans (42%). What’s more, poll after poll has shown Americans support the right to abortion, with support from Roe vs. Wade reaching record levels, while a strong majority of the public also supports Medicare-for-All. Oh, and incidentally, a solid majority (59%) say the winner of this presidential election should be whoever chooses Ginsburg’s successor.
“So our country isn’t so much center-right as Mitt Romney is center-wrong,” Oliver concluded, adding, “Look, it’s been a very dark week for a lot of people. The Supreme Court is about to swing to the right for the foreseeable future, and if things seem hopeless right now, it’s because, to be completely honest, they fundamentally are.