After Tuesday’s primary election, Alabama Republicans have spoken, and their Senate candidate is cowboy-hat-wearing, horse-riding, conservative Christian Roy Moore. Moore, who beat out the more mainstream candidate endorsed by Mitch McConnell and President Trump, became a national figure in 2016 when he was suspended as the Alabama chief justice for violating judicial ethics by telling judges to ignore the Supreme Court’s landmark decision allowing gay marriage. He also, as Seth Meyers points out on Late Night, doesn’t seem to know too much about policy. For instance, even though he’s an immigration hardliner, he doesn’t know who Dreamers are or what Trump’s stance on helping them is. Meyers quipped, “Can you explain DACA to me? Oh, you Dacan’t?”
On the Late Show, Stephen Colbert ripped into Moore’s racially insensitive rhetoric. After playing a clip in which the candidate said, “Now we have blacks and whites fighting, reds and yellows fighting,” Colbert cut in, “I hope he’s talking about Power Rangers. Or Jelly Beans.” Colbert also offered this unsettling thought: “Unless Democrats nominate a statue of a Confederate flag, it looks like Roy Moore is the next senator of Alabama.