If the Republicans who were directly pressured into participating in Donald Trump’s coup attempt would vote for him again, what hope is there of convincing any of his supporters of his misdeeds?
Seth Meyers tore his hair out over the issue Thursday on “Late Night” after this week’s hearings of the House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack, in a new segment he titled “What the hell…?”
Rusty Bowers, the Republican speaker of the Arizona State House, told the commission on Tuesday that the former president and his lawyers relied on him to ignore the law and void the 2020 election even though they couldn’t. produce no evidence of fraud. Bowers refused and continued to receive tens of thousands of emails, voicemails and text messages from Trump supporters. Some even showed up at his home and upset his chronically ill daughter, who died several weeks later.
“So it was disturbing,” Bowers said of the “circus” he was roped into.
Yet Bowers also gave an interview in which he said he would vote for Trump again if the former president was the Republican nominee in 2024.
“Please help me understand why you would vote for Trump again after what he did to you and your family. I feel like I’m going crazy,” Meyers said. “…I mean, are you one of those grumpy old folks who can’t admit they made a mistake? I bet that’s it. You’re that dad who puts IKEA furniture together without looking at the instructions and insist that you did it right.
“How are these hearings supposed to change people’s minds when they can’t even change the minds of people in the hearing?” he added.
Watch Meyers’ roast on Bowers’ ‘Trump hypocrisy’ below: