On Sunday’s Last Week Tonight, John Oliver took a look at the alternative candidates. While some have simply dismissed Jill Stein and Gary Johnson, Oliver ripped them apart with the scrutiny that he’s applied to Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
Oliver described Gary Johnson as “the two-term governor of New Mexico and a man who, in most photographs, seems to be about 80 percent sure he’s running for president.” He eviscerated Johnson’s call to dissolve multiple federal agencies without knowledge of the services they provide.
Oliver then shed light on Jill Stein’s largest promise, eliminating student debt with the use of quantitative easing. He explained that the power to do that rests solely with the Federal Reserve and, “It’s basically akin to saying, ‘I’ll make us energy independent by ordering the Post Office to invade Canada.’ No, that’s impractical, it’s a terrible idea, and you don’t seem to understand anything about it.”
Oliver ended his piece by saying that voters have the choice between the lesser of four evils. He added, “Anyone who goes into a voting booth on November 8th and comes out saying, ‘I feel 100 percent great about what I just did,’ is either lying to themselves or did something unspeakable in that booth.”
Last Week Tonight airs Sundays at 11 p.m. on HBO.
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