"Late Night" host Seth Meyers focused on Orange County Rep. Dana Rohrabacher on Wednesday in a segment looking at the Republican congressman's relationship with Russia, titled "Who the Hell is Dana Rohrabacher?"
The seven-minute segment highlights Rohrabacher's recent trip to meet with Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, who claims he has evidence Russia wasn't involved in hacking Democratic emails during the election, then hits on some of Rohrabacher's other more eccentric moments — his patriotic songwriting, medical marijuana use and musing about whether global warming was caused by dinosaur flatulence.
Rohrabacher's friendliness toward Russia has drawn increased attention in recent months, especially as his name has popped up on the periphery of the House and Senate investigations into Russian attempts to interfere with the 2016 election.
Rohrabacher is one of nine Republicans whom Democrats have identified as vulnerable in California, and Rohrabacher's 2018 opponents have tried to use the congressman's relationship with Russia against him.
One of his challengers, biotech firm chief executive and Democrat Hans Keirstead, made a statement early Thursday on the segment.
"I, like many people in Orange County, wish we could laugh at some late-night TV and then turn it off and move on, but unfortunately Dana Rohrabacher is our representative in Congress," Keirstead said. "For too long he has put his own career and ideology before the people of Southern California, and it’s time we had someone representing us whose No. 1 priority is the quality of life for the people in our community."
Rohrabacher did not immediately respond to a request for comment.