“Daily Show” host Jon Stewart took aim at Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on Monday night over his recent dissents on Supreme Court rulings on the Affordable Care Act and gay marriage.
“The crankiness of Scalia’s insults run inverse to his intellectual consistency,” Stewart said, mocking Scalia’s use of the phrases “pure applesauce” and “jiggery-pokery” before calling him a hypocrite over his gay-marriage dissent.
“The judges should never overturn the will of the voters. It’s a core Scalia principle,” Stewart said, referencing Scalia’s comments that the gay marriage ruling was decided by a “highly unrepresentative panel of nine.”
“Unless the voters’ will was for Obamacare, which [Scalia] was glad to try to destroy the day before. Or if the voters wanted to limit campaign-finance spending, then he had no problem telling the people to f — off at that time,” Stewart said, a direct shot at the landmark Citizens United ruling in 2010.
But Stewart admitted he felt bad for Scalia. And in a “gesture of empathy,” he treated viewers to a short cartoon titled “Justice Antonin Scalia and his terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad day.”
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