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Watch: Samantha Bee Unloads on GOP for 'C*ckblocking' Obama's Supreme Court Nominee

Bee wonders why the Republicans won't just get on with approving Merrick Garland, "this gentle law hobbit."

Samantha Bee proved again on Monday why she is pretty much the best thing to happen to late night in eons. This time, it was with a segment dedicated to GOP obstruction of President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, Chief Judge Merrick Garland.

Bee explained that the whole thing began when “Justice Scalia joined the Founding Fathers in heaven, where I’m sure they’re all giving him shit for taking their documents way too literally.” She then played a clip of Ted Cruz—a “half-melted Reagan dummy from Madame Tussaud’s wax museum”—giving the now standard and totally made-up Republican party line about presidents not confirming SCOTUS justices in election years.

Bee basically entered the game already a pro at these takedowns, and this segment is yet more evidence of her mastery in getting to the bottom of the issue. Which in this case is the following question, asked of the GOP, in the way only Bee can pose it:

“Why are you cockblocking this gentle law hobbit?”

Check out the full segment, via Crooks and Liars, below. 

Kali Holloway is a senior writer and the associate editor of media and culture at AlterNet.