John Oliver supplied his tackle the knowledge popping out of the Jan. 6 Home Committee hearings on Sunday’s Final Week Tonight.
He began off by noting how John Eastman, a lawyer advising then-President Donald Trump through the lethal revolt on the U.S. Capitol, who had pushed the concept that then-Vice President Mike Pence might overturn the outcomes of the November 2020 election.
Oliver confirmed a clip of former White Home lawyer Eric Hershmann recalling his response to the thought.
“I stated, ‘Maintain on a second. I wish to perceive what you’re saying. You’re saying that you simply imagine that the vice chairman, appearing as president of the Senate, may be the only choice maker as to … who turns into the following president of the US?’” Hershmann recalled. “And he stated sure. And I stated, ‘Are you out of your effing thoughts?’”
Mentioned Oliver: “I’ll say, at this level, you’ll be able to simply say ‘fuck.’ Democracy is hanging on by a thread, and also you had a entrance row seat. You stated it then, you’ll be able to say it now. As a result of what he was suggesting to you there was bonkers. The concept that a single individual can determine the president is totally in opposition to the beliefs of this nation, which is why the Structure begins with ‘We the Individuals’ and never ‘Mike.’”
Oliver went on to notice that greater than 100 Republican main winners again Trump’s claims of election fraud, together with plenty of candidates for Secretary of State, which is “regarding,” Oliver stated, “as a result of they might find yourself able to straight affect the following presidential election.”
Oliver pointed to Jim Marchant, a Republican candidate for Secretary of State in Nevada, who stated in a public discussion board that “the individuals of Nevada haven’t elected anyone since 2006. They’ve been put in by the deep state cabal.”
Mentioned Oliver: “Wow. The individuals of Nevada haven’t legitimately elected anyone since 2006. That may be a fairly daring declare, particularly coming from the man who himself was elected to the State Meeting there in 2016.”
Oliver famous that one in all a number of candidates who’re a part of the America First Secretary of State Coalition, together with New Mexico’s Audrey Trujillo, who has stated: “Lots of people, whether or not we will show it or not, really feel that this election was stolen.”
Mentioned Oliver: “Whether or not we will show or not? That’s a reasonably large loophole, isn’t it, Audrey? All of us imagine loads of issues we will’t show however we shouldn’t base main life selections on them.”
Oliver additionally confirmed a clip of Kristina Karamo, who’s working for Secretary of State in Michigan, who’s accused the Democrats of getting a “satanic agenda.”
“Clearly Democrats don’t have a satanic agenda, primarily as a result of that will require having an agenda within the first place,” Oliver quipped.