Seth Rogen Lambasts Senators for Skipping Out on Alzheimer’s Hearing


Actor Seth Rogen gave a funny and very impassioned speech yesterday about Alzheimer’s disease and how it’s impacted his family before an Senate Appropriations subcommittee. Precisely two senators showed up to the hearing. Rogen took to Twitter yesterday and today to publicly shame the senators who didn’t show up. And on top of that, Rogen revealed to Chris Matthews last night that during the first part of the testimony, senators were falling asleep.

Rogen’s passion for the issue clearly shone through in his opening statement yesterday, and the fact that so few senators showed up got him going. He fired off a few tweets calling out the near-empty Senate panel, even engaging with one of the absent senators.

Rogen also had a back-and-forth with the official Twitter account for the Senate Appropriations Committee, and one tweet they sent out just made him crazy.

You can watch Rogen’s statement below, via C-SPAN:

And you can watch his Hardball appearance below, via MSNBC:

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