Two of the most prominent Republicans have had a tough few days in the news…again. Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene and Senator Ted Cruz are both facing backlash for some controversial decisions. Stephen Colbert got his audience caught up last night on The Late Show.
Since President Donald Trump left office, it’s hard to think of two politicians that have become bigger late night targets than Rep. Greene and Sen. Cruz. Both were staunch allies of President Trump and both are eager to rally Trump’s base behind them.
It’s led to increased attention from Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel, Seth Meyers, and other late night TV hosts. That trend continued on Monday night.
Stephen Colbert closed out his monologue by roasting Marjorie Taylor Greene for her proposed “America First” caucus before turning his attention on Ted Cruz’s shady book sales. Check out the video below.
Stephen Colbert gives Marjorie Taylor Greene a history lesson
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s “America First” caucus proposal was met with intense backlash when it leaked online. The call for a return to traditional Anglo-Saxon values especially jumped out to Stephen Colbert.
Colbert used it to roast Greene while giving her a history lesson about Anglo-Saxon life. The Late Show host makes it clear that pre-Norman conquest culture doesn’t exactly sound like something America should try to emulate.
The caucus’ views on immigration also stood out to Colbert who was quick to remind Marjorie Taylor Greene about the Anglo-Saxon tradition of border crossing:
Anglo-Saxon culture demands we go back to the traditions established by a tribe of Germanic invaders who settled with the Brittons in an attempt to flee the Norse.
Stephen Colbert calls out Ted Cruz over sales of the Senator’s book
Meanwhile, Senator Ted Cruz can’t go too long without finding himself in another controversy. Rather than lay low after his infamous Mexico trip, Cruz is back in the headlines.
Stephen Colbert explained how Republican books have made mass purchases of books to get certain authors on best-seller lists. While this tactic isn’t exactly new, Ted Cruz added a new wrinkle by allegedly using campaign funds to make bulk purchases of his book.
Colbert reports that a reported $154,000 of supporters’ money was used by the Cruz campaign to buy the Senator’s book. What will Cruz do with all those copies? Colbert has an idea:
So a warning to anyone visiting Ted Cruz’s house: you’re going to leave with a book. Also, a warning to anyone visiting Ted Cruz’s house: Ted Cruz is going to be there.
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