Samantha Bee jeers the bipartisan campaigns to intimidate rival convention delegates

Samantha Bee looks at the intimidation campaigns against delegates
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On Monday's Full Frontal, Samantha Bee discussed superdelegates, and she introduced the subject with a teaser clip about two dudes who are so irate about the delegate process they are threatening to publish the names and convention hotel room numbers of any delegate who opposes their candidate. The first attempt Bee highlighted is by Donald Trump supporter Roger Stone, and to give you a flavor of his campaign against Ted Cruz delegates, he pleaded his lack of malicious intent on conspiracy-monger Alex Jones' show.

"You know, conservatives often accuse me of being biased, but I promise, the second a liberal tries to threaten delegates, I'll say something about it," Bee said. "And that would be now." This one is aimed at Hillary Clinton superdelgates, but "the Superdelegate Hit List is not associated with the Sanders campaign," Bee said, "It's the work of self-righteous Twitter douche Spencer Thayer," the "Roger Stone of the left." She played a clip of Thayer yelling at a homeless man for reading the Bible. "Oh, it's the rare person whose two biggest pet peeves are homeless people and superdelegates," she said. "But this raises a good question: What are Bernie-or-Bust Bros going to do when they knock up their girlfriends but can't get an abortion because they decided electing President Cruz was worth it just to make a point?" Watch below. Peter Weber

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Peter Weber, The Week US

Peter has worked as a news and culture writer and editor at The Week since the site's launch in 2008. He covers politics, world affairs, religion and cultural currents. His journalism career began as a copy editor at a financial newswire and has included editorial positions at The New York Times Magazine, Facts on File, and Oregon State University.