We’re living in an age with proud white supremacists in the White House. It’s a terrifying time. Protesters have been injured and killed. Neo-Nazis, white nationalists and whatever else these vile racist fucks want to call themselves have taken to the streets of a liberal city with torches, guns, and riot gear to intimidate and injure. They did the latter. They failed at the former.
Politicians and people on either side of the political divide are speaking up to denounce the grotesque display “Unite The Right” brought to Charlottesville, Virginia. And yet, we can’t call that any kind of victory, because there’s still so much fighting to be done in this battle. So, we look to Senator Al Franken, a Democrat who has never shrunk from calling out fools and the morally bankrupt. And he did both on Conan. But in the wake of such tragedies, he did it with solemnity instead of fire or jokes.
Senator Franken begins by breaking down what went down in Charlottesville, Virginia. Then, he solemnly and unapologetically addresses Trump’s response, noting, “It’s vey him.”
We’re with you, Senator.