On Friday, late-night comedian Stephen Colbert joked about Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY).
As the government shutdown extends into its third week, McConnell has been publicly silent on negotiations.
In the clip, Colbert plays a series of news stories saying that McConnell “is missing in action.”
Colbert jokingly answered that question by comparing McConnell to a turtle.
“Often during a government shutdown, the Senate Majority Leader takes a leading role in negotiations,” the video states.
— The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) January 12, 2019