Trevor Noah lets Dennis Hastert, Catholic Church have it: "The wrestling coach installed a recliner in the boys' shower?"

"You'd think something as awful as molesting children would have no statute of limitations"


Brendan Gauthier
April 14, 2016 4:38PM (UTC)

"Daily Show" host Trevor Noah last night focused critical attention on former House Speaker Dennis Hastert's indictment.

In the past year, details have emerged alleging Hastert sexually assaulted several teenage boys as the Yorkville (Illinois) High School wrestling coach between 1965 and 1981. Hastert was known at Yorkville in that time to sit in a reclining chair and watch his athletes shower.

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"What was going on in that school?" Noah responded. "Did no other adult think it was strange that the wrestling coach installed a recliner in the boys' showers?"

The statute of limitations, however, has expired for the abuses and prosecutors could only charge him for the hush money he withdrew.

"You'd think something as awful as molesting children would have no statute of limitations," Noah said. "Removing statutes of limitations on child abuse shouldn't be a controversial topic. Who in God's name would even fight you on this?"

Answer: the Catholic Church.

"The Catholic Church thinks we shouldn't punish people for crimes that happened a long time ago," Noah added. "And yet, one woman ate an apple 6,000 years ago and we're still paying for it."

Watch the full segment below:


Brendan Gauthier

Brendan Gauthier is a freelance writer.

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