House Speaker Paul Ryan probably regrets sending Seth Meyers an email complaining about a "Late Night" segment that aired last week, because the comedian completely shredded the politician's argument on Monday.
"Unlike Republicans and their health care bill we actually read the whole email," Meyers joked in his most recent "Closer Look" segment (above) before responding to Ryan's email point by point.
Ryan took issue with Meyers blasting the GOP rushing its health care bill through the House of Representatives without a CBO analysis or even reading the entire thing.
“Of course this rush process is exactly what Republicans claimed to hate about the Obamacare process in 2009, including Paul Ryan, as we showed you last week," Meyers said. "Back then, Ryan claimed to hate exactly what he’s doing now."
Ryan's office claimed in the email that "the bill has been online for a month, went through four House committees, and the only change this week was a simple three-page amendment."
Meyers responded unapologetically by pointing out "a lot can happen in three pages."
"That's like saying 'I made you a cappuccino with hot water, sugar, espresso and one other ingredient.' You would say, 'Well what's the one other ingredient, Mr. Cosby?'"
Meyers concluded the segment with this bottom line: "Republicans rushed the bill through for ideological reasons despite the fact that every analysis shows it would cut taxes for the wealthy, raise premiums for older sicker people, and kick millions off insurance. If they really wanted to solve out health care problems, the could start by looking for examples by other countries like Australia, which has universal single payer health care that insures everyone for a fraction of the cost. In fact, when [Trump] met with the Australian prime minster last week, Trump basically seemed to admit, out of nowhere, that their single payer system is better than our system."