The Late Show with Stephen Colbert went after Republicans who continue to support President Donald Trump.
Despite President Donald Trump’s denial of any wrongdoing, House Democrats took another step closer towards impeachment on Thursday. An impeachment resolution passed without any Republican votes, signaling that the party is still very much behind the President. Another round of Republican defense resulted in another round of jokes from The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
The House approved an impeachment resolution that establishes guidelines, rules, and processes for an impeachment. Two Democrats joined Republicans in voting against the resolution but in the end, it was one step closer to a formal impeachment of President Donald Trump.
It was not all that surprising to see Republicans stand behind President Trump. Late Night with Seth Meyers has led the way in calling out the GOP for supporting Trump through any and all scandals no matter how much spin or hypocrisy is necessary.
But on Thursday night, it was The Late Show with Stephen Colbert that took aim at Republicans. And like Seth Meyers, Stephen Colbert didn’t find it all that difficult to make fun of the Republican defense strategy.
It is a little bizarre to hear American lawmakers comparing proceedings to the Soviets or a cult. Colbert has this reaction after listening to Representatives Steve Scalise and Devin Nunes. Nunes claiming that Democrats are following one conspiracy theory after another is especially amusing to Colbert considering the number of false claims and conspiracies floated by President Trump, Rudy Giuliani, and others.
Colbert then covers a “prank” by the National Republican Congressional Committee. The NRCC sending moving boxes to Democrats was meant to suggest they’d lose their seat in the House. Instead, it required the Capitol Police to get involved and investigate what looked like suspicious packages. Yet another Republican-led stunt that fell flat according to Colbert.
Stephen Colbert reminds Republicans that their one major problem is the evidence. With more testimonies, evidence continues to mount and suggest that President Donald Trump offered a quid pro quo to Ukraine and then the White House covered it up. Defending those actions will take some out-of-the-box thinking by Republicans. Something Colbert says they’ve struggled with so far.