Jon Stewart says 'the Supreme Court is now the Fox News of justice' after the decision to overturn Roe v. Wade

On Thursday, comedian Jon Stewart slammed the Supreme Court's recent decision to overrule Roe v. Wade, the seminal ruling from 1973 that established abortion as a fundamental right across the country.

On the talk show "The Problem with Jon Stewart," he claimed that the Supreme Court had become "the Fox News of justice."

"In other words, there is no coherence. States are unable to regulate weapons, but they can, you know, regulate uteruses." He went on.

He stated that it doesn't appear that the choice to overturn Roe v. Wade was "rooted in any type of reasoned argument or philosophical education."

Nationwide demonstrations were prompted by the decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. Numerous well-known people have criticised the decision since it became public, including lawmakers like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and artist Jack White.

The court's ruling, according to Attorney General Merrick Garland, is a "devastating blow to reproductive freedom in the United States," he said on Friday. Stewart increased the backlash on Thursday.

It's a cynical pursuit, he said, similar to how Fox News would declare that "we're fair and balanced" under the guise of journalism, a high-status endeavour aimed at advancing society. They function as a shady political arm.

He also criticised the selection procedure for judges. As he put it, "If this were about discussion, then they would've known what perjury meant.

 But when you look at the absurd kabuki theatre now of judicial confirmation, where they can just walk out there and just fucking lie."

Sens. Susan Collins and Joe Manchin stated that they believed Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch were misled during their respective confirmation hearings after Roe v. Wade was overturned.

The two pro-choice senators informed them that they thought Roe v. Wade was the law by voting to approve Kavanaugh and Gorsuch. However, earlier this week, Gorsuch and Kavanaugh both voted to overturn Roe.

Stewart joins other well-known people who have spoken out against the judiciary confirmation process in criticising it.

For instance, Ocasio-Cortez stated last week that she thought a Supreme Court justice lying under oath was a "impeachable offence."