To prove the point, Meyers cited testimony Attorney General Willam Barr gave this week when he was asked about Trump potentially delaying the election.
“Actually, I haven’t looked into that question under the constitution,” he said. “I’ve never been asked the question before, I’ve never looked into it.”
“Oh, you haven’t looked into whether the president can just unilaterally move the date of an election?” Meyers said in response. “Maybe that’s worth doing, since Petulant Patty over here is our current president. I don’t know what a rhino eats, but if I was pet-sitting one for the weekend, I’d Google it.”
He added, “Or don’t look into it. Because it’s a thing that is clearly prohibited by the constitution and federal law, and which has never been done in the history of the country, including through depressions and wars. It’s not up to you to look into it, you fascist Garfield.”
Continuing to hammer Barr, Meyers said, “This guy is just willfully ignoring the law. Barr clearly doesn’t care what the constitution says, and he doesn’t care if Democrats disapprove of his answers. He’s like a high school dipshit who knows he’s not going to get suspended by the school principal because his father owns the town quarry.”
In the aftermath of Trump’s tweet, a number of Republicans came out against the president; by the end of the day on Thursday, Trump had pivoted. “Glad I was able to get the very dishonest LameStream Media to finally start talking about the RISKS to our Democracy from dangerous Universal Mail-In-Voting (not Absentee Voting, which I totally support!),” Trump wrote, again without evidence. “Must know Election results on the night of the Election, not days, months, or even years later!” he added.
But Meyers was not convinced. “And by the way, media: yes, there are some Republicans saying the election will happen on time. Stop giving them credit for that. That’s not a courageous stand. It’s just the bare minimum,” he said. “Just because the bar is all the way on the floor doesn’t mean we have to give them credit for stepping over it. It’s like if your burnout son gets an ‘F’ on a history final and you say, ‘Look who showed up and took the test. I’m so proud of you, Scooch!’”