"Late Night" host Seth Meyers last night took a "Closer Look" at a new House bill that would make require women to register for the draft just the same as men. The bill's author, Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., doesn't even support the bill, and said he conceived the bill in order to paint a gruesome picture of war and its effects on families.
Welp, a majority of the Armed Services Committee disagreed and voted to pass the bill along to a floor vote, beginning in June.
"(Hunter) thought that by sarcastically introducing a bill to require them to register for the draft, he would make his point," Meyers said. "But his O. Henry-style strategy backfired."
Meyers informed audiences that women have been serving in combat positions since the Revolutionary War. Case in point: Rep. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., who lost both of her legs in Iraq and in 2014 told a reporter, "I didn't lose my legs in a bar fight."
"You think women aren't tough enough to serve in combat?" Meyers added. "That woman lost both her legs and is laughing about it."
Watch the full segment below: