Seth Meyers Responded To An Email From Paul Ryan's Office By Debunking It

"And unlike Republicans and their health care bill, we actually read the whole email."

Seth Meyers has an issue with the new Republican health care plan, and it doesn't look like he's backing down.

Last week, the host of Late Night ran old clips of House Speaker Paul Ryan scolding Democrats for trying to "rush" through passing Obamacare. The message was clear: Ryan was now doing everything he had previously accused the Democrats of in an effort to pass the American Health Care Act.

While he's not the first late-night host to go after the bill, Ryan's office, taking issue with the segment, sent Meyers an email pushing back.

"And unlike Republicans and their health care bill, we actually read the whole email," Meyers quipped.

Though he said he "genuinely appreciated" that the office took the time to reach out, Meyers took issue with the way Ryan's office characterized the health care vote, which critics have excoriated for being clumsy and rushed.

During the latest segment, Meyers showed clips of Republican congressmen being asked if they had even read the bill, and most either didn't respond or dodged with responses like, "we're working on that" and "we're in a hurry, we'll be back." One congressman, in a clip from CNN, said "yes" when asked if he'd read the bill, then hedged that he had "turned through every page."


Meyers even pointed out that Representative Mario Diaz-Balart, who voted for the bill, described it like this: 

"This bill is highly imperfect, imperfect, okay? There's no doubt about that," he said. "Is this bill good? No, I don't like it." 

So when Ryan wrote to Meyers and his team, they decided to take the time and fact-check his email — which he described on the show as "misleading." Despite health care being a serious issue, it's nice to see someone using comedy to keep politicians honest.


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