Thursday night's Late Night with Seth Meyers poked fun at Congressional Republicans who had a bit of a day, in his new segment: "Is There a Speaker in the House?" The comedian walked through the normal morning everyone had standing behind current Majority Leader and casual grammar user Kevin McCarthy's bid for Speaker, until everything changed.
"In Washington, D.C. when something unexpected happens, people always keep their cool," Meyers said before running footage of the media freaking out and saying The Hill was "filled with chaos," "legislative chaos," and other types of chaos.
Meyers pointed out there were reports of people crying when the announcement was made that McCarthy would no longer seek the Speakership. The member who alleged such a claim wasn't forthcoming on who it was, but Meyers said he thought we all knew, showing a photo of John Boehner who is known for his expressions of emotion.
It turns out the acoustics in the room where McCarthy told the caucus weren't that great. So people like Rep. Peter King said he and others didn't exactly hear what McCarthy said at first. "So, to clarify, the Republicans not only can't find a House Speaker," Meyers said. "They can't find actual speakers."
Meyers walked through the Capitol catastrophe by pointing out the GOP's disarray and saying "whoever does get that job is going to hate it, because it's the worst job on earth."
Boehner has agreed to stay on as long as it takes, which now seems to mean he's going to actually continue being Speaker. Maybe this whole thing was just a rouse to help the right wing understand that Boehner might not be the best guy, but he's the only guy. Maybe this is what you get for inventing a BS oversight committee for political reasons.
Check out the video below: