Howard Stern is considering a presidential bid with two campaign points in mind: ending the Electoral College and adding five more Supreme Court justices.
The radio host got the idea for a presidential run after the Supreme Court’s decision Friday to end the constitutional right to an abortion. However, unlike other presidents who Stern thinks have “too big of an agenda,” Stern said his sole focus will be to “make the country fair again.”
“I said to (longtime co-host) Robin (Quivers), and I hate to say this, but I said to her, ‘I’m actually gonna probably have to run for president now,'” Stern said on Monday’s episode of his SiriusXM radio show.
Stern said he considered “the only reason I would run” for office after “a long-winded speech over the weekend to Robin about how I am going to do the very simple thing that’ll set the country straight: One vote, one person , no more of this Electoral College, I’m getting rid of it.
“And then Robin said, ‘Well, can you do that as president?’ And I said, ‘I don’t know, let’s find out!’ “
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Stern heavily criticized the Supreme Court, calling Justice Clarence Thomas a “lightweight” who has been “sitting there like Darth Vader, dormant” awaiting for other like-minded justices to join him on the court.
“He all of a sudden (goes) to them in some dark hole and (goes), ‘So I know you guys promised a bunch of these senators you would never go back on precedent, that you would never go back on Roe v. Wade, ” Stern said, referring to Justice Brett Kavanaugh and Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s Senate confirmation hearings. “‘But you guys were kidding. Right?'”
Stern said he would add more Supreme Court justices to “overturn all this.”
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“If I do run for president – and I’m not (messing) around, I’m really thinking about it – the only other thing I’m going to do is appoint five more Supreme Court justices,” Stern said. “I’m not afraid to do it. As soon as I become president, you’re gonna get five new Supreme Court justices that are going to overturn all this.”
The radio shock jock also took shots at former President Donald Trump during the show, saying the Roe v. Wade’s decision was “Trump’s legacy.”
“I hope he’s happy – back alley abortions,” Stern said.