Even as the FBI began to make mass arrests of seditionists who attacked the US Capitol last week, Stephen Colbert asked, “You know who doesn’t take Alternative Right terrorism seriously at all?” President.”
During his Last show Tuesday night’s monologue, the host focused on a new report that President Trump blamed the riot on the “anti-fa people” during a call with parliamentary minority leader Kevin McCarthy this week.
“What the hell are you talking about ?!” Exclaimed Colbert. “You invited these rioters to your rally in Washington. They wore your shirts, your hats, waving your flag! And they clapped when you told them to go walk on the Capitol. From now on, neurologists are going to show pictures like this to stroke victims and say, “Can you tell me who these supporters are? And if they don’t say, “These are MAGA folks,” you know it’s time to get their car keys out. “
The “antifa excuse” was “so ridiculous,” the host said, that “even Kevin McCarthy’s normally spinal-less area” pushed the president away. “Finding out so late in the game that Kevin McCarthy has the ability to name reality in the face of the president’s lies is like finding out that Tom Hanks Castaway had a boat the whole time!
As to what will follow, Colbert was not leaving much hope that enough Republicans would be ready to vote for Trump’s impeachment in his final week. “Republican lawmakers desperately need the president’s supporters to like them,” he said. “I mean, their hands are tied, almost literally.
And in response to Republicans who are now calling for “unity” after supporting the effort to overturn the election results, he has not held back. “OK, let’s unite to punish all the insurgents and their political leaders who legitimized their homicidal fantasies,” he said. “There can be no cure until the disease is identified and eliminated and you can do it now! The tumor has lost its Twitter thread!
Now that Democrats are taking action to “prevent this from happening again by getting rid of whoever caused it,” Colbert asked Republicans, “What are you ready to help? Because, so far, you haven’t done anything!
“They were just certifying a free and fair election – an election you knew was free and fair – but you lied about it anyway,” he continued. “Because you wanted the campaign money and the eyeballs and were afraid to drive your boss and his MAGA monster crazy!”
“Your lies have legitimized the fantasies of a violent and anti-democratic mob who almost got you and your colleagues killed and had a policeman murdered!” Colbert declared. “Now you want to use your empty calls to the unit to sweep everything under the rug? Well, good luck with that, my brother, because the rioters also pooped on your carpets.
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