Full Frontal’s Samantha Bee raked former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman over the coals after the New Yorker reported alleged abuse of multiple women – often while he was heavily intoxicated.
Bee started her blistering monologue as if she wasn’t sure how to handle the recent news, because months earlier, she interviewed him about his role in the #MeToo movement and how he’d been a “hero” for women’s issues. But she quickly pivoted from her faux confusion and went right for the jugular. Bee said, “Now, Schneiderman was a guest on my show, so this is a little complicated for me to talk about. Just kidding, it’s not complicated: F*ck you, Eric Schneiderman,” Bee said.
She went off on Schneiderman, saying, “The good legal work you did for women does not absolve you. It will not give me one second’s pause about tearing you a new a—hole on television. I give zero f*cks!”
Bee continued, “Eric Schneiderman, you are trash, and we do not need you. Tarana Burke started the #MeToo movement 11 years ago on Myspace. It will keep moving forward without you just fine.”
Schneiderman resigned within three hours of the damning New Yorker report and offered this statement:
It’s been my great honor and privilege to serve as Attorney General for the people of the State of New York. In the last several hours, serious allegations, which I strongly contest, have been made against me. While these allegations are unrelated to my professional conduct or the operations of the office, they will effectively prevent me from leading the office’s work at this critical time. I therefore resign my office, effective at the close of business on May 8, 2018.”