Jimmy Kimmel puts Mitch McConnell on blast for blocking vote on bipartisan gun bill

George Back
Producer, Yahoo Entertainment

Jimmy Kimmel put Mitch McConnell on blast during the opening monologue of Jimmy Kimmel Live! Monday night. Kimmel shared his frustrations over McConnell’s unwillingness to allow the Senate to vote on a bi-partisan gun-control bill passed by the House in February.

Over the weekend, at least 31 people were killed and dozens more injured in horrific mass shootings took place in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. The tragedy left Kimmel wondering, what are the nations leaders going to do about all these mass shootings?

“The Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, this evil soulless old creep won't even allow the Senate to vote on a bipartisan bill to require background checks for gun purchases at gun shows,” said Kimmel

Kimmel also cited a poll claiming 97 percent of gun owners support stiffer gun control. “That's unheard of,” said Kimmel, “You can ask people, ‘Is ice cream delicious?’ And not get 97 percent.”

Now that the Senate is in recess, the bill is just gathering even more dust. So Kimmel asked voters to do their part and get the Senate majority leader back to work. “Call him and tell him the good news is we agree on something for a change,” said Kimmel, “We agree that he needs to drag his bony gray ass back into work to vote on these bills.”

Jimmy Kimmel Live! airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. on ABC.

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