HBO’s Last week tonight with John Oliver broke down some of the most shocking self-descriptions made by retired military officials and current House Republicans live on CNN last week.
Last Sunday morning, for starters, retired U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Steven Anderson explained the rationale for allowing Israel to bomb the Gaza Strip until Hamas terrorist fighters gave up: “People are going to suffer, but they’re going to show up on the Internet and say, ‘Look, get us out!'” from here .'” A puzzled CNN anchor, Victor Blackwell, responded, “Does that mean starving the Palestinian people?” Anderson confirmed this, saying, “It sounds callous, but this is a war.”
At Last week tonight, a shocked Oliver replied, “What?! It is a war, but what you describe is a war crime. And one doesn’t justify the other. Also remember the anchor who probably didn’t get up that morning thinking he had to gently explain to a former U.S. military official that you can’t let people starve.”
Oliver found easier reason to mock the ongoing paralysis in Congress as House Republicans failed to elect a new House Speaker for the second week in a row, with last week’s victim blamed being Rep. Jim Jordan (R -OH), tried three times and failed. “It’s gratifying to lose a little more every time,” Oliver noted, focusing on a photo of Jordan holding a note that says, “What’s the real reason?” and suggests that it looks “less like an attempt at speakership and more like an early draft of a suicide note.”
And yet, after the third failed vote in Jordan and the Republicans’ decision to adjourn the vote for the weekend, Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) told a CNN reporter that somehow Democrats were to blame for defeating Republicans did not support it, but also claimed that they had failed. Through the public vote, the American people can see how the proverbial sausage is made. Oliver saw it differently: “It’s put down because you don’t have the ability to make any sausage at all,” adding: “When people go to the supermarket they expect Oscar Meyer sausages, not Oscar Meyer A Pig Anus & Other Assorted.” Animal Parts.”
Oliver also took pleasure in mocking Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) as he read revelations in a federal indictment alleging that Menendenz acted as a foreign agent for Egypt.
Oliver listed a number of salient points; He noted that the senior senator met his now-wife, Nadine, at an IHOP in Union City, New Jersey. Nadine Menendez posted several selfies with the cast of The Real Housewives of New Jersey And Mob women and, according to the indictment, received a $15,000 bribe to pay for a new Mercedes after she totaled her previous car in 2018, killing a man — “Google that yourself,” Oliver suggested. “And by the way, Mercedes doesn’t look very good there,” he said, reminding viewers that German manufacturer Mercedes-Benz was associated with Adolf Hitler’s Nazi Germany. “Although it is fair to say that it is no longer the choice for Nazis. It’s more of a Tesla thing these days.”