But we thought Nancy Pelosi was superheroic and stuff for blabbing on and on for eight hours about Dreamers.
Even John Oliver thought she was annoying.
— S.E. Cupp (@secupp) February 8, 2018
The Last Week Tonight host appeared on The Late Show and Stephen Colbert had mentioned that at the time of the show’s taping, the House Minority Leader had already been speaking on the House floor for over eight hours, which the audience applauded.
However, Oliver wasn’t so quick to join in on the celebration.
“I’m not sure deep down you know for sure if or what you’re applauding there,” Oliver reacted. “‘Oh, she talked for seven hours.’ That sounds like an endurance effort to do and to listen to, to some extent.”
But wait, he wasn’t done.
“I don’t know if anyone wants to hear Nancy Pelosi speak about anything for seven hours,” Oliver said. “If she read the Harry Potter audiobook, we’d have no movies right now! That’s what I’m saying.”
Who knew Oliver was so funny?
The greatest speech in American history, the Gettysburg Address, lasted less than 2 minutes. Castro’s longest is only four hours. It’s what you say not how much you say.
— scott bennett (@mscottb1948) February 8, 2018