Stephen Colbert calls out Mitch McConnell’s take on corporations

Stephen Colbert (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
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Stephen Colbert has once again called out the hypocrisy coming from Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. This time, it stems from McConnell’s warning that corporations should stay out of politics after several companies condemned Georgia’s new voting laws.

The controversial legislation in Georgia gives voters less time to request absentee ballots, restricts ballot access in some urban counties, and makes it a misdemeanor to provide food or water to voters waiting in line.

In response, a number of companies and organizations have either expressed concerns about the laws or have taken measures that harm Georgia. Major League Baseball relocated its 2021 All-Star Game from Atlanta to Denver while other companies such as Coca-Cola and Delta Airlines have spoken out against the voting laws.

Republicans have responded by calling for boycotts of these companies. Kentucky’s Sen. Mitch McConnell argued that corporations should stay out of politics or else face consequences. But that message was a direct contradiction of McConnell’s past policies as Stephen Colbert explained in his monologue last night on The Late Show:

Stephen Colbert continues to hold Senator Mitch McConnell accountable

Stephen Colbert can’t believe that Mitch McConnell actually said that corporations should stay out of politics. The Late Show host quickly reminds his viewers that McConnell has accepted over $4 million from corporations in the past five years. But Colbert isn’t holding his breath that the Senate Minority Leader will return any of that money.

McConnell’s response that he’s not talking about political donations doesn’t go over well with Colbert, either. The monologue shows footage of McConnell supporting a Supreme Court ruling effectively saying that corporations are people. As Colbert puts it: “I’d call that a self-own but he’s already 100% owned by corporations.”

This is by no means the first time that Stephen Colbert has used his monologue to attack Mitch McConnell. It was just last month that Colbert slammed McConnell for the Senator’s defense of the filibuster. Hypocrisy when it comes to Donald Trump, the Supreme Court, and more from McConnell has been brought up on The Late Show as well.

Removing corporations from politics is not a realistic outcome for Mitch McConnell. So no matter how many hypocritical statements he makes to the press, Stephen Colbert and everyone else knows that nothing will change.

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