‘Today was a disgrace’: Late-night hosts express anger after ‘horrifying’ scenes of pro-Trump mob at the Capitol

Colbert, along side Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon, Seth Meyers and James Corden, kicked off their displays as they recounted their horror at seeing a mob of President Trump’s supporters storming the U.S. Capitol — and stored particular vitriol for Republicans who’ve inspired Trump and his supporters or stayed silent. Listed here are a few of their maximum scathing excerpts:

Stephen Colbert

“Good day, Republicans who supported this president, particularly those within the joint consultation of Congress lately, have you ever had sufficient? After 5 years of coddling this president’s fascist rhetoric, wager whose fans need to burn down the Reichstag? As a result of lately, the U.S. Capitol was once overrun for the primary time since 1814, and a girl died. Who will have noticed this coming? Everybody?”

“That is essentially the most stunning, maximum tragic, least-surprising factor I’ve ever noticed. … I in point of fact do hope you’re taking part in the ones tax cuts. And the ones judges, as a result of the ones judges are operating onerous. They’re going to be busy throwing those idiots in prison. And by way of ‘idiots’ I come with the Republicans who let this occur, such as you, Senator Josh Hawley, elevating your silly fist to the mob out of doors the Capitol … Clearly, he has to stay his fist closed, as a result of if he opened it, you can see all of the blood on his fingers.”

“However all of this Republican-generated chaos resulted in an evacuation of the chambers. And legislators had been hustled to safe places to safe haven in position. A query for the Republican senators who helped foment this rise up: Why’d you run away? I imply, those are your peeps! They love you. Why didn’t you hang around along with your friends, Marsha Blackburn? Kelly Loeffler? Ron Johnson? John ‘now not that Kennedy’ Kennedy? You’ll be able to run all you need for the remainder of your lives, however you’ll by no means get away the accountability of what you introduced upon American democracy lately.”

Jimmy Kimmel

“This isn’t this type of factor I ever imagined would occur on this nation in my lifetime. The president of america, as a result of he’s too offended, too insecure, and too incompetent to care for the truth that he misplaced an election, an excellent election, an election that was once no other than another election, an election he misplaced by way of 7 million votes and 70 electors, turns an offended mob in opposition to contributors of Congress and his personal vice chairman. To not point out endangering the Capitol police, the ones blue lives he claims subject such a lot to him.”

“After virtually two hours of rioting at the Capitol, the Nationwide Guard was once known as in. Slowly. The police had been very laid again in comparison to the Black Lives Subject protests. Some had been noticed taking selfies with the criminals. Others looked as if it would welcome them in the course of the gates.”

“It was once a horrible day within the historical past of this nation. Our president and the scumbags who’ve saved this ‘stolen election’ charade going — and that’s you, Josh Hawley, that’s you, Ted Cruz — both deliberately or simply wildly irresponsibly, lit those fires to start out a battle simply to distract us from the truth that Donald Trump misplaced the election. Ted Cruz, this man doesn’t even consider the election was once stolen. He is aware of higher than that. He’s so hungry for political energy, he’s so determined to be appreciated and supported by way of those nuts who suppose Joe Biden is a Chinese language agent and Devil is attempting to pressure them to put on mask to the mall, in order that sooner or later he will also be president., he’s prepared to roll the cube on a civil battle.”

“Identical with Josh Hawley, who had an excessively pleasant wave with the invaders lately. Identical with Kevin McCarthy and Rudy Giuliani, Jim Jordan, Devin Nunes, and particularly Donald Trump. Those other folks don’t seem to be American citizens. There’s no ‘we the folk,’ there’s ‘me the folk.’ And that’s it.”

Jimmy Fallon

“That is what occurs when there’s no non violent transition of energy and what occurs when there may be unhealthy management. This isn’t the way you lose. If my grandfather had been alive lately and noticed what was once going down within the nation that he fought for, he’d be disgusted. Other people strolling round with the flag the other way up considering they’re patriotic. Lately was once now not patriotism. Lately was once terrorism.”

“President Biden additionally stated one thing after his speech that hit me even more difficult: He stated, ‘Sufficient is sufficient is sufficient.’ And I consider that’s what a majority of this nation has been pronouncing, has been screaming, for a very long time now. Sufficient is sufficient. Lately was once a shame. Lately was once disappointing. However, unfortunately, lately was once now not a marvel.”

Seth Meyers

“Lately was once an afternoon stuffed with surreal and frightening scenes of armed rise up, an try to ruin thru violent method American democracy. It was once a chain of occasions unseen within the fashionable historical past of this country and the photographs will have to be seared into our collective awareness for the remainder of our lives.”

“I feel it’s vital as the primary draft of historical past is being written and as we’re all processing what we witnessed lately to be as plainspoken and clear-eyed as conceivable. What we noticed lately was once a violent insurgency and an try to overthrow the legitimately-elected govt of america. And it was once incited, directed, and inspired by way of the president, Donald Trump, and quite a lot of contributors of the Republican Celebration and right-wing media.”

“Ted Cruz, Josh Hawley and the remainder of the ‘Sedition Caucus’ within the Space and Senate goaded this on. They’re accountable for this, they will have to put on this disgrace and shame for the remainder of their lives. No person who aided and abetted lately’s movements will have to ever be allowed to serve in a democracy they so obviously loathe. There will have to be penalties for stoking violence and sedition. Another way, we’re going to look it once more.”

“As for Trump: The one means, the one means, our democracy will live to tell the tale this harrowing second is that if he’s right away got rid of from place of work by way of both the Cupboard or the Congress and prosecuted. The rest much less is tacit permission to proceed to make use of his place of work and his affect after he leaves place of work to foment sedition and dismantle democracy. And if our govt fails to behave, they’ll be assenting to the violent destruction of the democracy they declare to care such a lot about.”

James Corden

“What a loopy, unhappy day. An afternoon that can cross down as a dismal one within the lengthy historical past of The united states. We’ve all sat lately glued to the images of Trump’s supporters breaching the Capitol, combating with police, shouting within the chambers of Congress, or flagrantly popping off a selfie as they take a seat with their ft up within the govt’s places of work.”

“Then, underneath the pretense of seeking to calm the location, their hero, the president, launched a message this afternoon to inform the ones supporters, ‘You’re particular, we like you.’ I wouldn’t need to even believe his remedy or reaction to these other folks, if that they had they been dressed in Black Lives Subject hats as a substitute of purple MAGA ones.”

“In two weeks, on those self same steps the place that mob fought and driven previous the police, the individuals who inspired and instigated that violence — Donald Trump, his kids, Rudy Giuliani — they’re all going to want a vacationer go to get in. As a result of they’ve misplaced the presidency, they’ve misplaced the Space, and now they’ve misplaced the Senate. … Lately was once their closing dance on the worst birthday celebration any folks have ever been to. So if you’ll, have hope.”

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