On Late Night with Seth Meyers’ latest “A Closer Look” segment, the show host claimed that the GOP pretends to care about the working class and told viewers that their response to the recent Ohio train derailment disaster was proof.
Meyers began by addressing the current state of the Republican Party, which he described as in disarray. He criticized the party for its lack of a coherent message and for its obsession with former President Donald Trump, who Meyers has always referred to as a “loser” amongst other things. He argued that the party’s focus on Trump was preventing it from moving forward and its claim that they’re the party of the working class is dishonest.
Ohio train crisis
Seth Meyers addressed the recent train derailment in Ohio. The derailment, which involved a freight train carrying hazardous materials such as vinyl chloride, resulted in the evacuation of several nearby communities and the closure of a major highway. Meyers noted that the incident was just the latest in a series of train derailments and other transportation disasters that have occurred in recent years.
He criticized the government for failing to address the issue as well as making fun of the Republican’s obsession with Hunter Biden’s laptop adding, “When Republicans see a plume of gray smoke, their first thought is, ‘Dear God! Did someone open Hunter Biden’s laptop?'”
Meyers argued that the problem of transportation safety is a prime example of the need for government regulation and oversight. He pointed out that the private companies that operate trains and other forms of transportation have a financial incentive to cut corners and prioritize profits over safety. He argued that it was the government’s job to ensure that these companies are held accountable and that safety standards are enforced.
Meyers also criticized the GOP’s opposition to government regulation, arguing that their anti-regulation stance was putting Americans at risk. He pointed out that the Ohio train derailment was just one example of the potential consequences of lax safety regulations.
The NBC host has used the recent Ohio train derailment as a way to highlight the importance of government regulation and oversight, particularly in the transportation sector. He argued that the government’s job was to protect the safety and well-being of its citizens and that this required robust regulations and enforcement mechanisms. He also criticized the GOP for its anti-regulation stance and for its failure to develop new ideas and policies. Meyers’ views reflect a growing concern among many Americans about the need for greater government action on issues of public safety and regulation.