Samantha Bee kicked off her Republican National Convention coverage with a scorching indictment of — well, pretty much everything about the convention.
She began by mocking the fact that numerous sponsors pulled their support from the RNC due to Donald Trump’s controversial nature and the fact that many popular Republicans like Sarah Palin have declined to speak at the event.
Bee also ripped the party’s ultra-conservative platform, which solidified its staunch stances on transgender bathroom use and against gay marriage.
“It’s not so much a platform as it is the Republican party’s suicide note,” Bee said. “The party has to decide what they believe, which they apparently do by locking a bunch of cranky church elders in a room, turning off the air-conditioning, and asking them who should go to Hell.”
Bee saved her most biting criticism for Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, whom Trump chose as his running mate last week.
“If you’re a lady Hoosier, you may recognize him as the governor who inspected your reproductive organs every 30 days to make sure you weren’t using them in ways that would make Jesus sad,” she said.
She also reminded viewers that Pence signed a law that would require a funeral service for any aborted or miscarried fetus.
“The law was blocked by a federal judge, but not before Pence had closed down every abortion clinic not equipped with a full complement of funeral bagpipers, you know, for the woman’s safety,” she said.