Although Republican senators feuding with Donald Trump have been publicly criticizing the president’s competence and leadership abilities, “Late Night” host Seth Meyers said it’s hard to take such critiques seriously.
“The Republican Party is at the peak of its powers and yet it is currently engulfed in a civil war very much of its own making,” he said.
Meyers reminded viewers that Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), whose feud with the president continues to escalate, supported Trump on the campaign trail. And while Corker has made multiple comments of late criticizing Trump, Meyers wondered what the senator was doing to improve matters.
Meyers had a similar observation about Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) who gave a speech earlier this week on the Senate floor to announce that he won’t seek re-election in 2018 and to take down Trump.
“Here’s the thing ― it’s not enough to hurl insults at Trump,” Meyers said. “If you think the president is a danger to democracy or national security, then you have to do something about it. You can hold hearings, call witnesses, pass laws to limit his power or remove him from office.”
Check out the full segment in the video above.