Meyers Rips 'Haunted Ventriloquist's Dummy' Rubio on COVID

Alex Christy | January 4, 2022
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[See NewsBusters for more.] The degeneration of NBC's Late Night host Seth Meyers' comedic skill continued apace on Tuesday as the host ripped into Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, labeling him a "Haunted Ventriloquist's Dummy," for not buying into his own hysteria about COVID.

As part of a long-winded monologue, Meyers compared himself to Andy Cohen's New Year's rant against Bill de Blasio, "For example, that Andy Cohen New Year's energy is pretty much how I felt when Florida Senator Marco Rubio flippantly dismissed the most recent COVID surge, which is setting new records for daily case numbers and fueling rising hospital admissions. On New Year's Eve, Rubio tweeted, 'Record numbers testing positive for a sore throat isn't a crisis. And people in the hospital for car accidents testing positive isn't a surge. The real crisis is the irrational hysteria, which has people with no symptoms waiting hours for a test or missing work for 10 days.'"