Comedian Wanda Sykes claimed that the US is “no longer a democracy,” and blamed the Midwest for skewing conservative.
In a Monday interview on CBS’s “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” Sykes, 58, complained that she wasn’t feeling great after the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.
“I’m a black gay woman and I have a daughter so I’m not doing so well right now. I’m a little salty. I’m a little salty right now,” she remarked.
The “Bad Moms” star complained that the United States no longer functions as a democracy and said that Supreme Court judges were misleading during their confirmation hearings.
“It just sucks man, it really does, you know? It’s like the country, it is no longer a democracy, right? We’re – it’s no longer majority rules,” she whined.
“No, certainly not in the Senate and certainly not in the representatives of the Supreme Court,” Colbert concurred.
“These judges, they basically lied during their confirmation hearings, right?” Sykes continued. “So how can you be a Supreme Court justice and you just lying?’ Sykes asked. “What, they had their fingers crossed or something? Yeah, it’s just a bunch of horses**t. It really is.”
The “Monster-in-Law” star took aim at the Midwest for not falling in line with the political rhetoric of blue states New York and California.
“To me, it is like the problem is that middle stuff. It is those states in the middle, that red stuff,” she went on. “Why do they tell get to tell us what to do when the majority of us live out in New York, California, and we are paying for all this crap, really. I mean, right? We’re footing the bill.”
Sykes asserted that California’s GDP should make the liberal state the default leader of the nation.
“California, if it were a country, it’d be like the fourth, fifth-largest economy,” the actress concluded. “So if, you know, I’m fitting the bill, know your position. You know what I’m saying?’ If I say, “Hey, let’s go out to dinner.” You don’t get to pick the restaurant. Just shut up and eat.”