"We want to speak about Brett Kavanaugh: Supreme Court nominee and strolling crushed-beer can," the 'Last Week Tonight' host mentioned.
John Oliver spent lots of time speaking concerning the testimony of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Sunday's (Sept. 30) episode of Last Week Tonight.
Kavanaugh's testimony got here after that of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who alleges that an inebriated Kavanaugh pinned her on a mattress, muffled her cries and tried eradicating her garments when each have been youngsters within the 1980s. She mentioned she thought he was "by chance going to kill me" and was "100 p.c sure" that her attacker was Kavanaugh. The latter has emphatically denied the accusation, each earlier than and through his testimony.
"We want to speak about Brett Kavanaugh: Supreme Court nominee and strolling crushed-beer can," Oliver mentioned on his HBO discuss present. Oliver referred to Ford as "composed" however mentioned that Kavanaugh "got here straight out of the gate bizarre."
Showing a clip of an emotional Kavanaugh, Oliver quipped: "He's crying on the reminiscence of lifting weights at his buddy Tobin's home. I hate to say it, however I’m beginning to assume that males may be too emotional for the Supreme Court." In one other clip, Kavanaugh listed a bunch of females by first identify with whom he was mates in highschool.
Quipped Oliver: "That’s not testimony although, is it? That’s a plaintiff's spoken-word cowl of 'Mambo No. 5.'" Oliver additionally went after Sen. Orrin Hatch, a Republican from Utah, who referred to Ford as "engaging" and "pleasing."
"You shouldn't use the phrase 'pleasing' to explain a sexual assault survivor recounting one of the painful moments of her life," Oliver mentioned. "You shouldn't actually use it to explain something — possibly, possibly watching milk combine into your espresso. Except you recognize what, not even then, as a result of the second you say, 'Watching this milk is agreeable,' you come off like a creep who's ready for everybody to depart the room so he can fuck his espresso."
Oliver ended his present by passionately arguing that he can't see a very good motive for pushing Kavanaugh into the place, noting that any Republican decide will seemingly prohibit abortion rights. "You don't want to decide on an unhinged partisan with a a number of accusations of sexual misconduct hanging over him," he mentioned. "So it looks like they're doing this, simply to ship a 'fuck you' to Democrats, and much more immediately, a 'fuck you' to girls."
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This article initially appeared on The Hollywood Reporter.