John Oliver Scorches Military Sexual Assault Epidemic And The ‘Old Men’ Doing Nothing To Stop It
John Oliver used Thursday night’s Daily Show to spotlight the scourge of sexual assault in the military, and more so than usual, the comedy was balanced out with a fair amount of outright disgust. Upon hearing that there are 26,000 reported cases of sexual assault in 2012, Oliver said that is 27,000 too many: “There should be negative one thousand sexual abuse incidents when it comes to involving our military personnel!”
Oliver declared, “After everything they do for our country, they deserve only magical, majestic consensual sex with unicorns!” He found it insane how President Obama merely weighing in on the case is putting the fairness of impending trials at risk, asking exactly how the leader of the free world is supposed to be neutral on sexual assault.
Oliver had some choice words for the military leaders who testified to Congress, sarcastically musing about the hearing, “You want to make sure that it is filled with old men raised in an era when your female secretary’s Christmas bonus was a slap on the ass!”
Oliver then interviewed Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, who’s been leading the charge to crack down on military sexual assault in the Senate.
Watch the video below, via Comedy Central:
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