Seth Meyers: A Closer Look at Gaetz’s meltdown and Trump’s Palin endorsement

Rep. Matt Gaetz (Photo by Paul Hennessy/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
Rep. Matt Gaetz (Photo by Paul Hennessy/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) /

In the latest installment of “A Closer Look,” Seth Meyers says we got another look at the future of the GOP. For the Late Night host, the signs came when Representative Matt Gaetz accused the military of being too woke and when Donald Trump endorsed Sarah Palin for Congress.

Rep. Gaetz went viral for his back-and-forth with Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin during a congressional hearing on the Defense Department budget. Gaetz suggested the military embraced socialism while Austin argued that the Florida congressmann was ashamed of his country.

Meanwhile, former vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin announced her intention to return to politics. The one-time Alaska governor is running for the state’s open seat in the House. Palin quickly picked up the endorsement of former President Donald Trump.

Names like Gaetz, Palin, and Trump always attract the attention of late-night hosts. Seth Meyers couldn’t resist combining those stories and more in another edition of “A Closer Look.”

Seth Meyers uses A Closer Look to go inside the minds of Republicans

Longtime viewers of Late Night with Seth Meyers know the host’s opinion of the Republican Party. Countless “A Closer Look” segments have covered Meyers’ thoughts on the GOP’s platform, or lack of one, over the past decade. The comedian’s commentary cuts through even more when he goes after specific lawmakers.

But has the GOP moved past the days of Sarah Palin? That’s what Meyers thinks, joking that the party has become far crazier since the days of Palin running for the White House alongside John McCain.

Meyers doesn’t have to look any further than Matt Gaetz for supporting evidence. The Late Night host called out Gaetz for spouting conspiracy theories about critical race theory and more during his exchange with Secretary Lloyd Austin.

For Meyers, Gaetz, Palin, Trump, and others representing the past, present, and future of the GOP don’t actually care about the people they claim to represent. “A Closer Look” wraps up by highlighting President Joe Biden’s proposed tax increase on billionaires and why it was met with opposition from the GOP.

Keeping track of all the characters in the Republican party isn’t easy, or so says Meyers. But fans know that “A Closer Look” continues to keep them all under the microscope.

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