Radio talk show host Howard Stern referred to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas as “Darth Vader” and said he would run for president in order to add more justices to the highest court and restore Roe vs. Wade.
“I’m actually going to probably have to run for president now,” said Stern, who is 68 years old.
He said that he would abolish the Electoral College for the sake of equal representation.
“I am going to do the very simple thing that’ll set the country straight: one vote, one person. No more of this Electoral College. I’m getting rid of it,” he explained. “The problem with most presidents is they have too big of an agenda. The only agenda I would have is to make the country fair again.”
Stern went on to disparage Justice Thomas, saying he was, “sitting there like Darth Vader, dormant waiting for other kooks to join the Supreme Court.”
He also promised that if he were elected he’d reinstate Roe vs. Wade by choosing his own 5 justices for the Supreme Court.
“The other thing is, if I do run for president — and I’m not f***ing around, I’m really thinking about it — because the only other thing I’m going to do is appoint five more Supreme Court justices,” Stern continued.
When challenged by co-host Robin Quivers about the feasibility of his plan, Stern admitted he had no idea what he was talking about.
“I don’t know. I don’t know what I’m doing exactly,” he chuckled.
The next president would only have the opportunity to choose Supreme Court justices when one passes away or resigns from the office. Some Democrats have pressed for President Joe Biden to “pack the court” by expanding the number of justices in order to gain an upper hand for the liberal wing of the court.
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