In the spirit of bipartisanship, Seth Meyers said he’s “pulling for the GOP” in light of the shooting that took place in Alexandria, Virginia on Wednesday morning.
“We have a lot of fun at this show at Congress’ expense, and it seems only fair they should be able to have some fun at times, which is what this annual baseball game is,” Meyers said on Late Night. “I don’t often say this on this show, but I will be pulling for the GOP. So, good luck to all of you,” he added.
Politicians were practicing for the annual Congressional Baseball Game charity event at an Alexandria baseball field when a gunman opened fire. Four people were injured, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise.
Meyers sent his “thoughts” to the injured and their families but tried to keep things as light as he could. “I cannot believe that based on how members of Congress look that they play baseball instead of softball,” he joked. “I am absolutely stunned by that piece of news. I was sure that Congress was a chamber of softball bodies. But I really hope that everyone involved in that game that it is so much fun that all of you from both parties decide to do some more stuff together. So for everybody involved, please, a full recovery.”
Stephen Colbert also discussed the shooting with Daily Show host Trevor Noah, who guested on The Late Show Wednesday. “It was great to see people from both sides seeing this and uniting under the banner of human and American before anything else,” Noah noted. “That’s one thing that we’re seeing less and less of in our society today, it feels like.”
Watch Meyers in the clip above.