Stephen Colbert did not mince words when he told the Senate just how absurdly pathetic their vote against reformed gun control legislation was in the wake of the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.
On Tuesday night's episode of "The Late Show," Colbert took lawmakers to task for voting down four bills that might have made this country safer, including barring gun sales to anyone who has been on a terrorist watch list in the previous five years and tightening background checks at gun shows and for all online sales.
While 90 percent of the public is in favor of such a move, the Senate couldn't manage to get the necessary 60 votes.
"After the attacks in Orlando, Florida, I thought maybe the government might do their job and pass any kind of law, even a fig leaf, to justify their existence," he said. (How wrong he was to think they might listen to the wishes of 90 percent of the population.)
Needless to say, Colbert's over it.
"Hey, Senate, my dog accomplished more than you this week when he rolled over and licked his nuts."