“Everyone is heartbroken when this happens,” said The Late Show host Stephen Colbert, “and you want to do something, but nothing gets done.”

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A little over a day since the horrific and senseless shooting at a church in Sutherland Texas that killed 26 and injured another 20, “The Late Show” host and Trump opposition regular Stephen Colbert spoke out against the government’s lack of action – particular that of the ruling Republican party – against gun violence.

Taking a brief reprieve from the therapeutic yet socially relevant dosing of laughter his name has become synonymous for, Colbert sought to offer more than just chuckles at the administration’s expense. Instead, he delivered a heartfelt and earnest statement of grief and bewilderment at the persistence of violent gun attacks in the country and the government’s perpetual inaction and ineffectiveness in protecting Americans.

“Everyone is heartbroken when this happens, and you want to do something, but nothing gets done,” said Colbert. “No one does anything. And that seems insane, and it can make you feel hopeless. Now, I don’t know what to do, but I know that hopelessness is not the answer.”

Colbert ended the monologue with both his condolences and his hope that the government move forward with sensical gun regulations.

“My thoughts are with the families and victims, and my prayers are for this country’s leaders to do something about this,” he concluded.

You can watch the clip below.

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