Seth Meyers to Congress: It’d Be ‘More Honest’ For You to Admit You ‘Won’t Take Any Action’
Seth Meyers had a message for Congress as his response to the Las Vegas massacre.
The Late Night host began by praising the first responders, those lining up to give blood, and anyone who risked their lives to save others during the shooting.
“It always seems like the worst displays of humanity in this country are immediately followed by the best,” Meyers said. “And then sadly that is followed by no action at all and then it repeats itself.”
Meyers then asked Congress if there are “no steps we can take actions to prevent gun violence or is this just how it is and how it’s going to continue to be?”
“Because when you say, which you always say, ‘Now it’s not the time to talk about it,’ what you really mean is ‘There is never a time to talk about it,” he continued. “And it would be such more honest if you would just admit is that your plan is to never talk about it and never take any action.”
He then invoked Rep. Steve Scalise‘s emotional return to Capitol Hill after he survived the shooting that took place earlier this year and how he said that him being alive is proof that miracles do happen.
“But is that the best plan D.C. has to prevent gun violence?” Meyers asked. “When there’s a shooting, we just pray for a miracle? Because maybe that is it. But if you’re not willing to do anything, just be honest and tell us, ‘This is how it is, this is how it will continue to be.'”
Meyers added that if it’s going to be “thoughts and prayers” from here on out, “the least you can do is be honest about that.”
Watch the clip above, via NBC.
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