Jimmy Kimmel gave a somber monologue to begin his show Monday night, fighting back tears as he talked about the mass shooting that took place in his hometown of Las Vegas.
“Here we are again,” Kimmel began, “in the aftermath of another terrible, inexplicable shocking and painful tragedy. This time in Las Vegas, which happens to be my hometown.”
“It’s too much to even process,” he continued, “All these devastated families, who now have to live with this pain forever, because one person with a violent and insane voice in his head managed to stockpile a collection of high-powered rifles, and used them to shoot people.”
Kimmel went on to talk about gun control and showed the pictures of 56 senators he said voted against legislation following the shooting in Orlando.
The late night host has been increasingly political this year, and not without consequences. As The Blast first reported, Kimmel has increased security at his tapings following incidents with Trump supporters who have taken issue with his stance on health care.