Sarah Silverman-Backed Comedy Group Calls on Senators to Vote on Supreme Court Nominee
The message to politicians is "#DoYourJob."
A web-based comedy YouTube channel backed by Sarah Silverman and Michael Cera, among other comedians, created a message to politicians: "#DoYourJob."
In the minute-and-a-half Jash video launched on start-up site Vidme on Thursday, actors in different professions talk about how much easier it is to be lazy and not care about their responsibilities, likening their lack of compassion to the members of the Senate for not voting on President Obama's Supreme Court nominee, Merrick B. Garland.
"Why does Merrick Garland even want to be a Supreme Court Justice?" asks one actor playing a doctor botching an operation. "Yeah, he could be something easier like a senator," says another actor.
Obama nominated Garland on March 16 to fill the vacancy from the death of Antonin Scalia. A number of Republican senators have refused to even meet with Garland, let alone grant a hearing for the 63-year-old. The senators' reasoning for the snub is that it is an election year.
The latest Jash video poking fun at the situation is directed by Sarah Ullman and written by Bryan Cook.