Comedian Seth Meyers mocked the Catholic church on NBC’s “Late Night” Tuesday and then used it to lambaste Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s claim he was a virgin in high school and years after.
Meyers referenced Kavanaugh’s interview with Fox News Monday, in which he again denied allegations of sexual assault and said he was a virgin in his high school days and for “many years after.” (RELATED: Trevor Noah Accuses GOP Of ‘Normalizing Sexual Assault’ To Stack Supreme Court)
“First thing. It does not matter if you were a virgin. You are being accused of sexual assault, not sexual intercourse,” Meyers said. “Those things have nothing to do with each other. It’s the same as saying ‘I couldn’t have robbed that bank, I’m a virgin.'”
“Devoting yourself to celibacy doesn’t mean you can’t be a sexual assaulter. Just ask thousands of priests,” he added.
Meyers also said Kavanauagh should stop touting his positive relationships with other women because it does nothing to help prove his innocence.
“Also stop saying that you are friends with women. That’s not a defense,” he declared. “Just because you’re friends with one woman doesn’t mean you haven’t been awful to another. That’s like saying you’re a vegetarian because you didn’t eat your dog.”
Meyers even dragged Kavanaugh’s family into the discussion and cited his wife and her continued support.
“Second thing, can we please dispense with the ritual of making your wife sit next to you while you deny sexual assault allegations,” he asked. “It’s a horrible thing to do to a woman while you’re trying to prove you don’t do horrible things to women.”
Meyers also found time to disparage Fox News and said Kavanaugh couldn’t have picked a worse venue to prove he’s “not a pervert.”
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