Seth Meyers: A Closer Look at Trump's demands during Capitol visit

Donald Trump Meets With Republican Senators At The NRSC
Donald Trump Meets With Republican Senators At The NRSC / Anna Moneymaker/GettyImages

Former President Donald Trump returned to the U.S. Capitol this week, the first time since the January 6 insurrection. But as Seth Meyers explained in "A Closer Look," Trump wasn't there to make amends or acknowledge the severity of what happened. Instead, the ex-president came with demands for GOP lawmakers.

Late Night with Seth Meyers doesn't want anyone to forget Donald Trump's role in January 6. Seth Meyers frequently references the event when criticizing Trump or laying out why he's unfit for office.

So it's no surprise that Meyers used "A Closer Look" to cover Trump's return to the Capitol. The Late Night host immediately called out Republicans for welcoming Trump back with enthusiasm.

"Seriously, do you people have no shame? It's the guy's first public visit since he sicked a mob on you and almost got you killed," Meyers said. "And not only are you welcoming him back with open arms, you're singing him 'Happy Birthday' a day before his birthday."

Meyers then took a closer look at reports that Trump asked GOP lawmakers to look into overturning his conviction. The segment referenced reports that Trump called Speaker of the House Mike Johnson following the trial, demanding Johnson do something about it.

"Congress can't just overturn a guilty verdict," Meyers responded. "The guy was president and he still doesn't even know how the three branches of government work."

So while Republicans celebrated Trump's return to Capitol Hill, Seth Meyers used it as another example in his argument against the party. The late-night TV host blasted lawmakers who are happy to engage in conspiracy theories or dismiss Joe Biden over his age but ignore Trump's history with the insurrection or his felony convictions.

But at no point during "A Closer Look" did Meyers sound surprised to hear about Trump's reception among his Republican colleagues. However, that won't stop him from calling out what he sees as Trump "polluting the political establishment."