Stephen Colbert verbally obliterated the Senate on Tuesday following their failure to pass new gun control measures in wake of the largest mass shooting in U.S. history.
The Late Show host lambasted the government for its inability to come to an agreement on any of the four newly proposed bills that would make it more difficult for guns to get into the hands of both criminals and the mentally unstable following the June 10 shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla. Newly proposed measures also would have prevented anyone on the Terror Watch List from being able to purchase high-power assault rifles.
“After the attacks in Orlando, Florida, I thought maybe the government might do their job and pass any kind of law,” he said. “Ninety-two percent of Americans want to expand background checks for gun buyers and you ignore them. Since when does just eight percent of the population get to have total control of an issue?”
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What followed Colbert’s befuddlement was a biting string of takedowns in which the comedian pointed out that even dogs, small rodents and Kardashians prove more effective than Congress on a day-to-day basis.
Watch Colbert rip the Senate a new one above, then sound off below.