WATCH: John Oliver Explains Why Kyrsten Sinema’s Quirkiness Isn’t an Asset in Her Current Job
Joe Biden has some ambitious goals for his first year in office. In order for him to accomplish them, though, he is going to need the support of all 50 Democrats in the senate.
Right now, the president is being held up by Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema. During his weekend show, John Oliver wondered what the end game was for the two lawmakers, but focused his ire on Sinema.
He said of Sinema’s logic behind not supporting the infrastructure bill, “Which is about maddening as when you tell your dad ‘I’m hungry’ and he says ‘Nice to meet you hungry, I’m dad.’ I mean, yeah, you technically got me there and you certainly have a playful way with words but I’ve got a f*cking problem that you are supposed to solve!”
Oliver then discussed a recent NY Times story where a Sinema supporter praised her for marching to her own drummer. The host continued, “Except, here’s the thing, no! Not more power to her, man! Because that is one of her own supporters telling us she’s impossible to understand, doesn’t think in a linear process and wanders off in the middle of a conversation. And that’s how I would describe any cat. Those qualities in a civilian might make you a fun eccentric but when you’re a senator it just makes you bad at your f*cking job!”