Seth Meyers Compares Trump & Kavanaugh Amid Criminal Probes to Bonnie & Clyde
On Tuesday night, Seth Meyers mocked President Donald Trump and his Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
Meyers began by urging his audience to “step back for a moment” and acknowledge that Trump is “trying to appoint someone to a lifetime seat on the Supreme Court while simultaneously being implicated in a truly staggering number of criminal cases and corruption scandals.”
“That’s like Bonnie getting arrested and saying, ‘You know who would make a great judge? Clyde.” Meyers quipped.
He then listed the guilty verdicts and pleas from Paul Manafort, Michael Cohen, Michael Flynn, and George Papadopoulos as well as the recent indictments of GOP congressmen Chris Collins and Duncan Hunter.
Later on, the Late Night host said it’s “absurd” to allow Trump to fill the vacant Supreme Court seat since he “might go to jail” and dismissed Kavanaugh as a “lifelong partisan Republican.” He also accused GOP lawmakers of “rushing” Kavanaugh’s nomination with an “unprecedented level of secrecy,” citing the withheld documents from his tenure in the Bush administration.
“Republicans are trying to hide as much about Kavanaugh’s record as they can because they know it’ll be damning,” Meyers told his viewers. “So what do they want you to know about Kavanaugh instead? They want you know that he’s just like your next-door neighbor.”
Meyers then showed a montage of GOP lawmakers and Fox News pundits describing Kavanaugh as a “carpool dad,” which Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) explained is a “dad who drives the kids to school.”
“Oh, is that what it is?!?” Meyers reacted. “The two words with their exact definitions?!?”
Watch the clip above, via NBC.
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