Full frontal with Samantha Bee happened to be on a three-week hiatus on the same day that Judge Samuel Alito’s draft opinion was to be overturned Roe v. calf leaked to the press, making Thursday night the host’s first show since that bombshell. “Just a beautiful day to sit back, soak up the sun and burn our throats to dust with endless screaming,” she joked.
Turns out the wait was worth it.
Calling the draft statement a trailer for “how bloody horrible life is going to be for a lot of people” once states are free to ban abortion outright, Bee tore down the “infuriating” arguments Alito makes, including his decision to have a To quote “idiots” from the goddamn 17th century who defended marital rape and executed women for ‘witchcraft’.”
She then went after conservatives who “portrayed themselves as the real victims” in response to mass protests, including outside the homes of conservative Supreme Court justices. After playing clips of Senator Mitch McConnell, Fox News’ Sean Hannity, Piers Morgan and others calling for “civilization,” Bee replied, “Excuse me, but in my most polite way, may I humbly ask you to piss off ! ‘”
“How dare Republicans demand courtesy while stripping us of our civil rights?!” cried the innkeeper. “If Susan Collins gets a sidewalk full of bubble chalk, she’s not the victim. When Amy Coney Barrett’s tacky mansion is visited by a pack of roving maids, she’s not the victim.”
Instead, Bee listed the “real victims of this atrocity,” including those who “could face murder charges” for having an abortion, and people of color who “depressingly will bear the greatest brunt of the reproductive decisions made by men born on… at best, as far as I can tell, females believe they lay eggs.”
While abortion rates “are not going to go down,” she said, the only thing that will change is that more pregnant people will die. But in a bid to end on a less “hopeless” note, Bee urged her viewers to keep fighting for reproductive rights: “Because if they take away our right to choose, fighting is the only choice we have.” .”
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https://www.thedailybeast.com/samantha-bee-returns-to-furiously-tear-down-alito-gop-and-hannity?source=articles&via=rss Samantha Bee returns to furiously tear down Alito, GOP, and Hannity