Larry Wilmore hammers "pedophile" Dennis Hastert: "Extortion isn't as bad as child-molesting"

Hastert's molestation allegations have still gone largely unnoticed by the law

By Colin Gorenstein

Published June 2, 2015 5:42PM (EDT)

     (Comedy Central)
(Comedy Central)

Larry Wilmore didn't beat around the bush on Monday night's "Nightly Show," sharing his theory that former House Speaker Dennis Hastert — indicted last week on corruption charges -- "may be a pedophile."

Wilmore joked that Hastert's molestation charges while coaching wrestling would also be the subject of the "Foxcatcher" sequel called "Foxcatcher: The Squeakquel."

Then, dialing in the jokes for a moment, Wilmore expressed outrage in Hastert getting charged with concealing payments and lying to the FBI, while facing no consequence for his alleged child molestation.

"I'm saying extortion isn't as bad as child-molesting," Wilmore went on to say, rolling a clip from FOX News' baffling Brit Hume roundtable.

Colin Gorenstein

Colin Gorenstein is Salon's assistant editor of internet and viral content. Follow @colingorenstein or email

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