On the Latest episode of HBO's Last Week Tonight, host John Oliver poked fun at the Rhode Island's history of political corruption as part of a segment on the power and importance of local legislatures in U.S. democracy.
In particular, John Oliver used the example of RI State Senators Dominick Ruggerio and Frank A. Ciccone's threats against police officers during Ruggerio's 2012 DUI arrest to point out how outrageous local lawmakers can behave at times.
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John Oliver on Rhode Island Political Corruption
"Think about it, a legislator named Ruggerio being pulled over by police while a fellow lawmaker called Ciccone swears at them about pensions. The only way that could be more Rhode Island, is if they were all somehow clams."
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