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Seth Meyers Goes Off on Mitch McConnell and Lindsey Graham for ‘Rigging’ Trump Impeachment Trial

With impeachment “almost certain to pass” in the House, Seth Meyers turned his attention on Monday to the Republican-controlled Senate, which will ultimately determine President Donald Trump’s fate.

The Late Night host began with Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) who “kept insisting” to CNN’s Jake Tapper on Sunday that Trump was just concerned about general “corruption” on his phone call with the Ukrainian president and not, as he stated, trying to get that country to investigate his political rival Joe Biden.

“Paul just kept mindlessly repeating his talking points,” the host said, adding, “There’s no way to break through with these guys. They just recite their pre-programmed lines. Anchors have to yell at them the way you yell at one of those automated customer service agents.”

Meyers called Paul’s argument “obviously absurd on its face” before moving onto his even more powerful Republican colleagues in the Senate. “Not only are they continuing to cheat in the election as we speak, but they’re also trying to cheat in trial about the cheating,” the host said.