Samantha Bee is confused about the religious right.
On Monday night, the “Full Frontal” host wondered why right-wing Christians had ignored a ready-made presidential candidate in Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), the son of a preacher whose campaign was based on a Bible passage, and opted to support Donald Trump, who she described as a “thrice-married, foul-mouthed tit judge.”
“Seriously, what is going on? Are evangelicals that eager to get the apocalypse going?” Bee asked.
In a bid to make sense of the seismic shift, Bee went back in time to explain why evangelicals had helped to turn the billionaire real estate magnate into the presumptive GOP nominee.
In a 9-minute monologue, one of the longest take-downs in the history of her show, Bee detailed the origins of the new religious right.
“Please understand when I say the religious right, I’m not talking about people of faith, hashtag #NotAllChristians, but a political movement to harness voting evangelicals to the conservative Republican cause,” Bee clarified.
Instead, she described a group of Americans who once believed politics was a “dirty and ungodly business,” and showed how they morphed into a voting bloc that does all it can to elect politicians who allegedly share their specific values.