Stephen Colbert Goes Off on Trumpy Florida Judge for Killing Mask Mandate

Stephen Colbert opened his Late Show monologue by saying he’d “all the time hoped to reside to see the tip of the COVID security precautions.” He simply didn’t suppose it will occur “out of the blue” when a federal choose struck down the CDC’s masks mandate for airplanes and public transportation.

“No shock, the ruling comes from a Tampa-based federal choose,” the host remarked. “You can’t let Florida make well being choices for your entire nation! That’s not sensible. The Florida meals pyramid is simply gator jerky and meth!”

Colbert went on to query Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle’s reasoning that the CDC’s energy was restricted to “issues like cleansing property” and “carrying a masks cleans nothing.” She added, “At most, it traps virus droplets.”

“That’s the masks’s job, you dummy! So my droplets don’t get on you!” he fired again. “That’s like saying, ‘This diaper is ineffective, each time I put one on my child, it fills up with poop.’”

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Then, noting that the “genius jurist” was appointed by Donald Trump after he misplaced the 2020 election, Colbert revealed that she obtained a “not certified” ranking from the American Bar Association and had by no means even tried a case earlier than.

And as for the airline passengers who came upon that the mandate had been lifted by a pilot who congratulated them mid-flight, Colbert mentioned, “Congratulations is an odd strategy to announce the lifting of a security measure.”

“People can take this news nevertheless they need,” he in the end concluded, “nevertheless it’s unfair for individuals who is likely to be immunocompromised or flying with unvaxxed youngsters to alter the foundations mid-flight. That’s like being advised midway by means of a cocktail party that it’s an orgy.”

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