Kimmel set it up, asking her and her Netflix series co-star Lily Tomlin about the political activism for which they both are well known.
Fonda took it from there, addressing alarming remarks made earlier in the week by Trump’s new attorney general pick William Barr. Barr told the Senate Judiciary Committee he would not interfere in special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe of Russian rannygazoo in the 2016 election, but he also indicated the results would be delivered to him for editing and redaction as, he said, law demanded.
Fonda was having none of it.
“We have every single right to know what the result of that investigation is and, if there is some law that gives someone the right to edit the results, we need to change the law!” she campaigned, to enthusiastic response from Kimmel and his studio audience.
“Can you imagine that they’re trying to keep us from knowing who the person is that is running this country?!” she asked, rhetorically.
Kimmel jumped in to “assure” her.
“Let me tell you something: I know that our President Donald J. Trump will want nothing more than to get all the truth out there, so that he is exonerated of any crimes. He will not want even a single black mark on that report,” he snarked.
“We have to fulfill his wishes,” Fonda agreed, playing along.
“And, one more thing,” she added, “We can never again elect a leader who pits us against each other. We have to come together – all of us! I don’t care what party you belong to!”