Late Show Television

Stephen Colbert takes off the gloves to roast the Senate over failed gun control measures

"You might as well ask the gun lobby to check for a hernia as long as they've got your balls in their hands."

Stephen Colbert roasted the Senate on Tuesday’s Late Show after Republican lawmakers rejected four bipartisan gun control measures.

“They couldn’t even agree to keep people on the terror watch list from buying high-powered assault rifles,” Colbert exclaimed in wonder. “I don’t understand you, Senate. Ninety-two percent of Americans want you to expand background checks for gun buyers and you just ignore them! Since when does 8 percent of the population get to have total control over an issue? That’s like taking your entire family on a cross-country car trip and letting grandma choose all the music!”

So Colbert decided it was time to take the gloves off and give Congress a piece of his mind with a string of insults.

“Hey, Senate, my dog accomplished more than you this week when it rolled over and licked its nuts,” Colbert said. “Hey, Senate, I’ve seen bugs trapped in amber move faster than you!”

“You guys think the terrorist watch list is when you put ‘Homeland’ on your Netflix queue. You might as well ask the gun lobby to check for a hernia as long as they’ve got your balls in their hands.”

Watch the clip for more. And watch Seth Meyers react to the failed bills here.

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