Seth Meyers Lambasts 'Hysterical' Tucker Carlson Over Capitol Riot Rant

Seth Meyers has brutally mocked Tucker Carlson, deeming the Fox News anchor "whiny and hysterical" for his rant about Donald Trump supporters facing consequences for their involvement in the riot at Capitol Hill.

The late-night host and GOP critic ripped apart one of Carlson's recent monologues in which he complained that some MAGA insurrectionists had reportedly been placed on no-fly lists and others had been banned from social media.

Mimicking Carlson's tendency to describe hypothetical situations to try to prove his point, Meyers went on a bizarre and lengthy spiel—and whined about stealing shrimp as part of the gag.

"Republicans have responded by doing what they do best: making themselves the victims," Meyers said on Tuesday night.

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Seth Meyers, pictured on October 30, 2019, in New York City. The late-night host has taken aim at Fox's Tucker Carlson. Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Yext

He played a clip of Carlson saying: "Imagine that: you wake up and you're suddenly unpopular with the wrong person and you can't communicate, and you have no legal representation, and you can't fly on an airplane, and you can't put your money in a bank."

Impersonating Carlson, Meyers said: "Imagine that: you take part in one little insurrection to overthrow the United States government and suddenly you can't communicate, you can't fly on an airplane, you can't wear sandals to Houlihan's, and you can't park your BMW across two handicapped spots—even though you're just running into the pharmacy real fast to get your Cialis, and you can't go to Red Lobster and stuff the big shrimp in your pockets, even though the all-you-can-eat sign never specified where and when you can eat it, and when you skip out on the check and tell the waiter you have a legal right to this shrimp based on the Constitution—a document you have never read—he chases you down and takes your license plate, and calls 911, and tells them you're a shrimp thief, and the cops come to your house and confiscate the shrimp from your fridge and embarrass you in front of your stepson and his friends while they play Tony Hawk's Pro Skater on Xbox and laugh at you and call you a 'shrimp dweeb,' and you say, 'Stop calling me that, Tyler!' and then he and his friends, they push you down the stairs.

"Imagine that."

Breaking character, Meyers added: "My God, these people are whiny, hysterical lunatics who never miss an opportunity to make themselves the victims—even after a deadly insurrection at our nation's Capitol."

On Monday, the late-night host blasted Melania Trump's "self-serving" statement on the riot.

"When it came to faux, self-serving, 'let's lower the temperature' rhetoric, the cake was taken by future former first lady Melania Trump," he said.