Samantha Bee lets GOP have it on Scalia seat obstruction

"You can't say three of those (years) are legitimate and the fourth is garbage. They're not Indiana Jones movies"

Published March 22, 2016 11:04AM (EDT)

"Full Frontal" host Samantha Bee opened her show last night discussing "the partisan battle of choosing a new judicial leader."

"Ever since Justice Scalia joined the Founding Fathers in Heaven," Bee said, "Senate Republicans have made it clear that they're gonna hold the Supreme Court hostage like a Mexican housekeeper locking Richard Simmons up in the crawl space."

President Obama "troll(ed) the Republicans so hard" in nominating Merrick Garland, a moderate judge who five days prior earned the praise of Senate obstructionist Orrin Hatch, to fill Scalia's vacancy.

"A president's term is four years," Bee responded to panicking Republicans calling Obama a lame duck. "You can't say three of those are legitimate and the fourth is garbage. They're not Indiana Jones movies."

Watch the full segment below:

By Brendan Gauthier

Brendan Gauthier is a freelance writer.

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