Seth Meyers: A Closer Look at Mitch McConnell bailing on bipartisanship

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell ((Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell ((Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) /

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell declared “the era of bipartisanship is over.” The irony and hypocrisy weren’t lost on Seth Meyers, who took “A Closer Look” at the Republican’s statement.

After a stretch in which Democrats and Republicans failed to find common ground on a number of issues, both sides blamed the other for failing to cooperate. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer criticized the GOP as obstructionists. Sen. McConnell argued that Democrats have no intention of working across the aisle.

Seth Meyers joined the debate on Thursday night. The Late Night host reminded the Minority Leader that President Joe Biden attempted to work with Republicans on several issues.

To better explain why Sen. McConnell’s statement was so off-base, Meyers used “A Closer Look” to examine the GOP’s platform (or lack thereof). Along the way, Meyers checked in with a Republican congressman proposing a drastic measure to counteract climate change.

A Closer Look: Seth Meyers on Republicans’ ongoing culture war

Seth Meyers isn’t letting Mitch McConnell get away with blaming gridlock on Democrats. “A Closer Look” once again calls out the GOP’s culture war. Meyers argues it is used by the GOP to discredit, dismiss, and defeat policies from the other side.

The topic isn’t new to Late Night with Seth Meyers or “A Closer Look.” However, the Republican Party constantly provides Meyers with new examples. The latest comes from Texas Rep. Louis Gohmert, who floated the idea of altering Earth’s orbit to combat climate change.

Meyers points out how this kind of thinking, whether sincere or sarcastic, makes it impossible for Democrats to take Republicans seriously. The Late Night host doesn’t expect bipartisanship with a party demonstrating a history of conspiracy theories and obstruction.

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