Stephen Colbert slams Sen. John Kennedy over gun management statements, requires Republicans to be voted out

Stephen Colbert slams Sen. John Kennedy over gun control statements, calls for Republicans to be voted out

2021-03-24 17:51:42

Stephen Colbert spoke out in regards to the two tragic mass shootings that happened this week by calling on Republican senators like John Kennedy to be voted out of workplace. 

The comic opened “The Late Present” Tuesday evening with a heartfelt handle to the households of the victims of the mass capturing in Boulder, Colo. He additionally acknowledged that it was the second mass capturing in a single week following one other that occurred in Atlanta, Ga. that left eight folks useless. The host went on to name for gun management laws.

“The one appropriate technique to honor these victims is with motion, however our authorities continues to do nothing,” he started

Colbert famous the U.S. went a very long time and not using a mass capturing of this scale thanks largely to lockdowns attributable to the coronavirus pandemic

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“Evidently, the one resolution for America’s gun violence is to place us all below home arrest,” he joked.

Stephen Colbert took jabs at Sen. John Kennedy over his stance on gun control.

Stephen Colbert took jabs at Sen. John Kennedy over his stance on gun management.
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The host went on to lambaste Republicans in Congress for inaction on the difficulty of gun management, particularly focusing on Louisiana Senator John Kennedy, who drew fierce backlash on Tuesday after evaluating mass shootings to drunk driving throughout a Senate Judiciary Committee listening to on gun management.

“I do assume we should preserve this in perspective. What has occurred in the previous couple of days, what’s occurred within the final years is, in fact, tragic,” Kennedy mentioned. “I’m not making an attempt to completely equate these two however… we’ve a whole lot of drunk drivers in America that kill lots of people, we should attempt to fight that too.”

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“OK, I’ll take that deal,” Colbert responded after taking part in a clip of the senator’s quote. “Let’s regulate weapons the best way we regulate alcohol and vehicles. You bought to be 21, received to go a check to get a license, you bought to have registration and insurance coverage to your gun. When you transfer to a brand new state, you’ve received to do the entire rattling factor over once more, and you may’t exit loaded.”

Colbert concluded his ideas on the gun management situation Tuesday by sharing one other clip of Kennedy telling reporters that America doesn’t have a gun management situation.

“I don’t consider we’ve a gun management downside in America,” Kennedy mentioned. “I consider we’ve an fool management downside.”

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“Oh, we undoubtedly have an fool management downside,” Colbert snapped again after the clip. “It’s individuals who don’t acknowledge that this nation has lengthy had a gun downside, John Kennedy!”

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He added: “So when idiots like John Kennedy refuse to do something about eliminating fool’s weapons, it’s clearly time to eliminate idiots like John Kennedy — and which means voting them out.”

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