It was all fun and games until Hasan Minhaj got serious.

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In true satirist fashion Hasan Minhaj killed it recently. He was the comic relief slot at the 72nd annual Radio and Television Correspondents’ Association Dinner. He was in his usual mode until he decided to switch gears and say:

“I don’t even know how to pivot here, to be honest.”

He brought up the Orlando shooting and the room got quiet in a second. He says how were all guilty in discrimination against any groups of people. Barely any accountability, from us as a whole, is taken when any type of discrimination is happening right in front of our eyes. He apologizes to victims and wishes he would’ve done even more than what he already does.

But he especially came at Congress. He said Congress has “blocked legislation for the CDC to study gun related violence”. So the conversation regarding gun violence cannot even be done right without any evidence. Why is legislation blocked? Because they are bought, no surprise. Minhaj blasts Congress for being bought over by the NRA’s $3.7 million funding and other millions of dollars given by lobbyist. He says:

“But if 3.7 million dollars can buy political influence to take lives, if we raise 4 million dollars would you guys take that to save lives? … Is this what you want your legacy to be? That you were a coulda done something Congress but you didn’t because of outside lobbying. That you were complacent in the deaths of thousands of Americans.”