"Congress consistently chooses nothing as a course of action": Seth Meyers mourns Orlando victims, slams politicians

Amid "the "carnage and grief there were also tremendous outpourings of compassion and goodwill," Meyers said


Brendan Gauthier
June 14, 2016 5:40PM (UTC)

"Late Night" host Seth Meyers last night took "A Closer Look" at the mass shooting at an Orlando gay nightclub that claimed 49 lives over the weekend.

"There's a lot that remains unknown and many questions that need to be answered," Meyers said. "But one thing we do know is that amid the horrific scenes of carnage and grief there were also tremendous outpourings of compassion and goodwill. By the early hours of the morning on Sunday, there were already hundreds of people lined up to donate blood outside an Orlando blood bank."

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"Whether the shooter was a homophobe, mentally ill, a terrorist inspired by ISIS, or all three, what allowed him to kill so many people on Sunday was his gun," he continued. "And when given the chance, Congress consistently chooses nothing as a course of action."

Watch the full segment below:


Brendan Gauthier

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