Seth Meyers destroys GOP Scalia hypocrisy

"Everyone knows that part was supposed to be sarcastic, which is why the Founders followed it with a shrug emoji"


Brendan Gauthier
February 16, 2016 5:52PM (UTC)

"Late Night" host Seth Meyers took "A Closer Look" ay Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's passing.

"Before President Obama had even said a word, before the details of Scalia's death were even fully known," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell argued Scalia's vacancy should remain unfilled until a new president is elected, bringing the issue to the GOP debate stage Saturday night in South Carolina.

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Marco Rubio on Saturday claimed that the next justice should be appointed by someone who understands that the Constitution "is not a living and breathing document" and should be "interpreted as originally meant."

On this, Meyers said, "Yes, interpret the Constitution [as] it was originally meant--except for the part that says, '[The President] shall nominate ... Judges of the Supreme Court.'"

"Everyone knows that part was supposed to be sarcastic," Meyers added. "Which is why the Founders followed it with a shrug emoji."

Watch Meyers's searing breakdown below:

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Brendan Gauthier

Brendan Gauthier is a freelance writer.

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