Seth Meyers destroys GOP Scalia hypocrisy

"Everyone knows that part was supposed to be sarcastic, which is why the Founders followed it with a shrug emoji"

Published February 16, 2016 12:52PM (EST)

"Late Night" host Seth Meyers took "A Closer Look" ay Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's passing.

"Before President Obama had even said a word, before the details of Scalia's death were even fully known," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell argued Scalia's vacancy should remain unfilled until a new president is elected, bringing the issue to the GOP debate stage Saturday night in South Carolina.

Marco Rubio on Saturday claimed that the next justice should be appointed by someone who understands that the Constitution "is not a living and breathing document" and should be "interpreted as originally meant."

On this, Meyers said, "Yes, interpret the Constitution [as] it was originally meant--except for the part that says, '[The President] shall nominate ... Judges of the Supreme Court.'"

"Everyone knows that part was supposed to be sarcastic," Meyers added. "Which is why the Founders followed it with a shrug emoji."

Watch Meyers's searing breakdown below:

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By Brendan Gauthier

Brendan Gauthier is a freelance writer.

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