Radio shock jock Howard Stern on Monday blasted Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and even threatened to run for president after the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.
“Party like it’s 1959,” Stern said on his SiriusXM show, mocking the 6-3 decision as being behind the times.
“I hope they roll it all the way back to slavery and then they slap him on a plantation,” said co-host Robin Quivers, who, like Thomas, is black.
Both hosts pointed out that Thomas, nominated by a Republican, is married to a white woman, which was illegal before the high court’s 1967 ruling in the case of Loving v. Virginia.
“The whole mess we’re in with that lightweight, Clarence Thomas, who’s been sitting there like Darth Vader, dormant, waiting for other kooks to join the Supreme Court and waiting and waiting through the decades,” Stern said.
Stern, 68, joked he might run for president to do away with the Electoral College, pointing out that Democrat Hillary Clinton got more popular votes in the 2016 presidential election than Donald Trump. He said that allowed Trump to appoint “deranged” Supreme Court justices that deliver rulings contrary to majority opinions.
“This is Trump’s legacy. I hope he’s happy. Back-alley abortions,” Stern said. “The country is not bad. This Taliban government that has gotten in, is by the minority.” Again, he’s apparently unaware that Democrats control the White House and both chambers of Congress.
“Do you want to start regulating the bedroom?” Stern said Monday. “We were past all this and we still are.”
It’s not the first time Stern has floated a presidential run (which seems unlikely, as he now complains endlessly about working 112 days a year).
Last November, he said he may do his “civic duty” and challenge Trump for the presidency in 2024.
“’I think I’m going to run for president,’ he said with just the slightest hint of seriousness,” the Daily News reported at the time.
Quivers immediately backed his faux run.
“If Trump decided to run again, you have to run against him. That’s my plan,” she said. “That’s what’s going to have to happen. We can’t leave it to the Democrats.”
Joseph Curl has covered politics for 35 years, including 12 years as White House correspondent for a national newspaper. He was also the a.m. editor of the Drudge Report for four years. Send tips to [email protected] and follow him on Twitter @josephcurl.