Despite writing their new healthcare bill behind closed doors and threatening to put it to a vote before Democrats could read it, Senate Republicans released the details of their bill Wednesday and on Thursday’s Late Night, Seth Meyers took a “Closer Look” at the GOP’s proposed replacement for Obamacare.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was “basically writing it by himself behind closed doors and nobody is ever doing anything good behind closed doors,” Meyers remarked. “If your teenage son was locked in his bedroom this long, you wouldn’t say, ‘Hey buddy, are you doing extra credit homework in there?'”
Sen. Mike Lee was supposedly on the committee drafting the bill in secret but he admitted earlier this week even he hadn’t seen it. “Wait, you’re supposed to be writing it and you haven’t seen it?” Meyers asked. “That’s like your doctor saying, ‘I think your liver transplant was successful, but I don’t know, I was at the movies.'”
Meyers pointed out the hypocrisy of this process by showing clips of McConnell accusing Democrats of drafting Obamacare behind closed doors. Watch the video below for more of Seth’s thoughts on the “breathtakingly cruel” bill.