DeSantis has actively resisted efforts to stop the spread of the virus by attempting to block cruise ships from requiring traveler vaccinations, threatening schools that attempt mask mandates and resisting any vaccine verification.
As Colbert noted, DeSantis has even claimed that the latest spike in cases was merely a “seasonal” effect and no government measures could have prevented it.
“Yeah, it’s just like when the governor of Pompeii announced, ’Hey guys, ignore the rain of ash. It’s just volcano season. OK, let’s all make a fun pose for no reason,’” Colbert said, then demonstrated some of the Pompeii poses:
“Too soon?” he asked.
DeSantis wasn’t the only governor in Colbert’s comedic crosshairs. He also took on New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D).
See more in Colbert’s Monday night monologue:
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