Meyers advised viewers the day’s occasions had been “incited, directed, and inspired” by Donald Trump.
“Late Evening” host Seth Meyers began his stay January 6 episode with a stern message reacting to Wednesday’s U.S. Capitol attack by pro-Trump insurrectionists. 4 folks died after a mob stormed the Capitol to protest the Electoral School’s voting to certify president-elect Joe Biden’s victory within the 2020 election. Meyers mentioned the day’s occasions had been “incited, directed, and inspired” by Donald Trump, who has slightly below two weeks left of his presidency.
“What we noticed immediately was a violent insurgency and try and overthrow the legitimately elected authorities of america,” Meyers mentioned. “As we had been all watching these gorgeous scenes of violence and sedition and riot in opposition to our democracy, anxiously hoping for a restoration of calm and order, the president of america advised the traitors and the mob, ‘We love you, you’re very particular, I understand how you’re feeling.’”
Meyers continued, “The one method our democracy goes to outlive this harrowing second is that if he’s instantly faraway from workplace by both the cupboard or the Congress and prosecuted. Something much less is tacit permission to proceed to make use of his workplace, and his affect after he leaves workplace, to foment sedition and dismantle democracy.”
The “Late Evening” host ended his message by saying anybody who backs Trump deserves the identical penalties within the wake of the violent U.S. Capitol assault. As Meyers defined, “Multi-racial, pluralistic democracy is fragile and valuable, and it requires our vigilant stewardship and safety. Anybody not keen to ahead that venture, with the fullness of their effort, have to be shamed and disgraced and faraway from workplace. And that should begin instantly with Donald Trump.”
Over on “The Late Present,” Stephen Colbert referred to as the U.S. Capitol assault “horrifying day that may go down in U.S. historical past,” though he confused to his viewers that nobody ought to have been stunned on the occasions that unfolded.
“Have you ever had sufficient? After 5 years of coddling this president’s fascist rhetoric, guess whose followers wish to burn down the Reichstag?” Colbert mentioned. “Who may have seen this coming? Everybody. That is the least stunning factor I’ve ever seen. For years now, folks have been telling you cowards that should you let this President lie and lie over once more after which be part of him in that lie and say he’s proper when you understand he’s not. There will likely be a horrible worth to pay. However you simply thought you’d by no means must pay it too. I actually do hope you’re having fun with these tax cuts and people judges, as a result of they’re going to be busy throwing these idiots in jail.”
Watch Meyers’ full monologue on the U.S. Capitol assault within the movies beneath.