David Letterman again tackled Indiana’s right to discriminate law on Wednesday, blasting the law in the process.
Letterman, before becoming a New Yorker, lived in the Hoosier state for 27 years. The current shift dumbfounded him; at one point on Tuesday night he proclaimed that, “This is not the Indiana I remember as a kid!”
On Wednesday, Letterman again took a shot at the law, with Senator Al Franken sitting across from him. Letterman turned to Franken for clarity on the law, saying that he doesn’t “understand” why gays and lesbians aren’t protected in “the same way all human beings are protected” because “they’re human beings”
Franken summed it up rather nicely, saying that what happened in Indiana was a “disgrace” and a “bad move.”
Letterman went on to explain that Indiana is very important to him — he mentioned that he would still like to be buried there — and then asked what he could do that would make Governor Mike Pence “very uncomfortable.”
Franken had a suggestion:
As a matter of fact, there’s an open seat there. The incumbent Sen. Dan Coats, says he’s not running next year.
Look, when people come to me, young people say, ‘How do you become a United State Senator?’ I say, ‘Do about 35-40 years of comedy and then run for the Senate’. And it’s worked every time. So, I think you should run.
Senator David Letterman? I can’t see too much wrong with that, and neither did the crowd.
Watch the discussion below: