On Monday, President Donald Trump revealed his nomination to replace Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, and it’s as bad as everyone expected. Not wanting to be all “doom and gloom” about Trump’s choice of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, Stephen Colbert decided to have a little fun at the president’s pick during his Tuesday night monologue on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
Just kidding! Even Colbert had a hard time dealing with the nomination, which he reveals in the form of the drinking game he played during the nomination reveal. “I had a little drinking game. I would pour myself a drink every time my glass was empty,” the late-night host mused.
But that wasn’t all he did to get through the tense and stupefying pick. He played, and won, “Trump Nomination Bingo.” Not that it was difficult to win considering we all could have guessed who Trump would have picked – generic white guy. Or, as Colbert calls him, a “cover model for Generic Dads Monthly.”
Colbert held up his Bingo card triumphantly, showing he had checked off enough “White Guy” squares to win.
“It’s not a hard game to play,” Colbert quips.
The late-night host wasn’t the only one a little perturbed about Trump’s nomination of Kavanaugh. Democrats immediately responded to Kennedy’s possible replacement, showing concern for Roe v. Wade and the Affordable Care Act. Chuck Schumer, the Senate Minority Leader, released a statement on Twitter stating “I will oppose Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination with everything I have, and I hope a bipartisan majority will do the same.”
I will oppose Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination with everything I have, and I hope a bipartisan majority will do the same. The stakes are simply too high for anything less.
Read my full statement on #WhatsAtStake: https://t.co/BYtcB3LWWB #StopKavanaugh pic.twitter.com/5f2Bomxltb
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) July 10, 2018
Schumer’s concerns over Kavanaugh’s nomination were echoed by Rep. Joe Kennedy III, Senator Patty Murray, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Maryland Senator Chris Van Hollen, and just about every other Democratic politician.
Over the course of his career Judge Kavanaugh has used the bench to undermine worker rights, threaten access to healthcare, block efforts to curb gun violence and advance one conservative cause after another. Senate should reject. #SCOTUS
— Rep. Joe Kennedy III (@RepJoeKennedy) July 10, 2018
In nominating Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump has found exactly what he was looking for—someone who will put extreme, right-wing ideology ahead of patients’ access to health care.
— Senator Patty Murray (@PattyMurray) July 11, 2018
Brett Kavanaugh's record as a judge and lawyer is clear: hostile to health care for millions, opposed to the CFPB & corporate accountability, thinks Presidents like Trump are above the law – and conservatives are confident that he would overturn Roe v. Wade. I'll be voting no.
— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) July 10, 2018
With Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court, health care protections will again be on the chopping block—and if you’re a mom with cancer or a kid with diabetes, your coverage is at risk. You spoke out and helped us stop the GOP's last effort to repeal the ACA. We need you again now. pic.twitter.com/1sglzj7Uv5
— Chris Van Hollen (@ChrisVanHollen) July 11, 2018
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 10, 2018
During his nomination speech, Trump commended Kavanaugh on his “impeccable credentials, unsurpassed qualifications, and a proven commitment to equal justice under the law.” What he left out, however, was the nominee’s belief that a sitting president should be protected from indictment and that Kavanaugh isn’t concerned with environmental pollution.