Sarah Silverman just called out Republican hypocrites over Kanye and Taylor Swift

Beloved comedian Sarah Silverman has released a short teaser for her upcoming Hulu series I Love you America. As usual, the outspoken Silverman demonstrates her trademark wit and shows once again that she isn’t afraid to put her political beliefs front and center in her public persona.

In the clip, she takes aim at the Republican Party and digs into some of their most recent egregious misdeeds. She says she’s sick of talking about Brett Kavanaugh, the credibly accused sexual predator who the GOP recently confirmed to the Supreme Court despite widespread outrage. Silverman mocks Trump for apologizing to Kavanaugh on behalf of the United States.

She goes on to point out the deplorable fact that the Republican Party has actually received a bump in the polls due to the Kavanaugh debacle, presumably as sexual predators and misogynists around the country rally around the party that has declared itself their defenders.

Most importantly, Silverman issues a plea to young people to get out and vote, and brought up the statistic that only 23% of young people voted in the 2014 midterms.

“So take it from your buddy Taylor Swift,” Silverman said, addressing younger voters directly. “T-Swift has never been political before but this week she went on Instagram and said she would vote for two Democrats in Tennessee and it is a very big deal. Because Taylor has a massive amount of reach. She has 112 million Instagram followers. She’s not just a pop star she has the following of two Italys.”

“And Republicans’ knee-jerk reaction, of course, is to tell her to stay out of politics. Hey! You can’t give Kanye a ticket to the White House and then Taylor to stay in her lane,” Silverman said, referencing the embarrassing debacle in which Kanye was invited to rant in the Oval Office in front of Trump and reporters.

Her comments cut to the quick of a persistent conservative hypocrisy. They slam entertainers when they support liberal causes, but when a mega-celebrity like Trump or Kanye voices support for Republican ideas they fall over themselves to heap praise on them. It’s nauseating.

Watch the full video below.

Natalie Dickinson

Natalie is a staff writer for the Washington Press. She graduated from Oberlin College in 2010 and has been freelance blogging and writing for progressive outlets ever since.