Mitch McConnell wants Donald Trump to replace a departing Supreme Court justice, which goes directly against what he said about Barack Obama.
In the near future, there are going to be some major changes made to the Supreme Court of the United States. Justice Anthony Kennedy has announced his retirement, effectively stepping down from the position at the end of July. Of course, this will leave a vacant seat on the bench, and picking his replacement is crucial. Depending on the views of the new justice, this could have a big impact on all upcoming SCOTUS cases.
As Stephen Colbert decries on last night’s Late Show, this is scary because Donald Trump choosing a reprehensible replacement would fundamentally change all future SCOTUS court cases. . “I would not trust Trump to fundamentally change the dessert course,” Colbert laments. “Think about it. The court that just this week crippled unions, upheld Trump’s Muslim ban, and race-based gerrymandering, might turn conservative.”
Of course, the GOP is reportedly rushing to get a replacement in before the midterm elections. Colbert compares it to eating all of the weed before the cop gets to the driver side window. Certainly, they want to secure the new justice in before the anticipated “blue wave” hits the midterms.
Colbert also can’t help but point out the hypocrisy Mitch McConnell is blatantly showing. As it is, the Republicans have their 5-4 majority because McConnell wouldn’t let the Senate vote in Barack Obama’s nominee Merrick Garland. Now, McConnell says, “It’s imperative that the president’s nominee be considered fairly.” Colbert compares it to Typhoid Mary saying, “Read the sign, guys, all employees must wash hands.”
You can watch the monologue in the YouTube video below.
As always, for whatever happens, we can expect Colbert to share his biting thoughts. Tune in when The Late Show with Stephen Colbert airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. EST on CBS.