Former “Each day Present” host Jon Stewart blasted the conservative-majority Supreme Courtroom, which simply launched a string of surprising rulings, because the “Fox Information of justice.”
He zeroed within the court docket’s reversal of Roe v. Wade, yanking away a half century of constitutional safety for a lady’s proper to abortion. Stewart criticized it as an “ideological” resolution reasonably than one based mostly on constitutional reasoning.
“It’s a cynical pursuit in the identical approach that Fox Information would come out with ‘We’re truthful and balanced’ underneath the patina of what could be a high-status pursuit to the betterment of society: journalism.” The court docket is now a “cynical political arm,” Stewart declared.
He additionally complained that in a affirmation course of that includes hours of televised hearings, Supreme Courtroom nominees (Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh) indicated underneath oath that they thought of Roe v. Wade to be “settled regulation” that shouldn’t be considerably modified.
Within the “ridiculous Kabuki theater now of justice affirmation … they will simply go on the market and simply fucking lie,” stated Stewart. The justices, above anybody else, ought to perceive what perjury means, he added.
“There isn’t any consistency,” he stated of the latest rulings that now enable states to impose abortion bans however took away a bit of New York’s gun restrictions.
“States can’t regulate weapons, however they will regulate [the] uterus,” Stewart stated.