John Oliver returned to the Last Week Tonight desk on Sunday night for his first show since Nov. 16, where he was confronted by an incensed Adam Driver. So, the British comic had a lot of ground to cover, given that he’d missed everything from Trump’s unhinged election challenge, to the Capitol riot, to a bunch of Reddit bros taking on Wall Street.
“It’s been a weird time. But we have to start with the impeachment trial that took place this week,” explained Oliver.
Yes, this week former President Donald Trump was acquitted in the Senate by a vote of 57-43, with many Senate Republicans who voted against impeachment agreeing that Trump incited a treasonous coup but citing a vague (and rather dubious) constitutionality argument for their decision (basically, that you can’t impeach an ex-president).
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