Seth Meyers takes a closer look at Republicans storming an impeachment hearing

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Seth Meyers says that President Donald Trump’s support is eroding even as Republicans stormed an impeachment hearing.

President Donald Trump has yet to be truly held accountable for anything while in office. That tide may be turning as the impeachment inquiry heats up and political support for the President declines. As Seth Meyers explained in “A Closer Look,” that didn’t stop some Republicans from making a spectacle out of defending President Trump.

Late Night with Seth Meyers has always made sure to keep the spotlight on President Trump’s entire orbit and not just the man himself. No other show in late night is quite as dedicated to calling out Republicans who have supported or refused to denounce Trump through scandal after scandal.

But that defense of the President is becoming increasingly difficult as the impeachment inquiry rolls along. Still, that hasn’t dissuaded some Republicans from trying no matter the lengths they have to go.

The most recent example came Wednesday when a group of Republican lawmakers led by Florida Representative Matt Gaetz stormed an impeachment hearing. The goal of the stunt was to portray the hearings as a “sham” led by California Representative Adam Schiff and the House Intelligence Committee.

In “A Closer Look,” Seth Meyers explained how this looks like the last ditch efforts of those who know things won’t end well for President Donald Trump. It was another standout segment from Meyers and the Late Night team.

Seth Meyers shows how the defense of President Donald Trump’s quid pro quo request to Ukraine has evolved over time. It has gone from he did nothing wrong, to it is not a crime, to a full blown admission that does not deserve punishment. Meyers makes it easy to see why defending Trump is so difficult considering how much the story has to change as more details emerge.

Meyers then calls what the Republicans did at the impeaching hearing a “dumb stunt.” The Late Night host argues that this is the only option left when mounting a legitimate defense is no longer on the table.

Meyers is relentless in mocking the two dozen GOP lawmakers led by Matt Gaetz. Meyers seems more amused than outraged by the stunt, suggesting that the writing is on the wall for Trump and his supporters in Congress.

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While Republicans turn to stunts and spectacles, the Democrats continue to gather evidence and listen to testimony in the impeachment inquiry. After watching “A Closer Look” on Late Night with Seth Meyers, it is clear which strategy is working.