Stephen Colbert dismisses Ted Cruz, Chris Christie for Biden criticism

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) /

Stephen Colbert came to President Joe Biden’s defense after prominent Republicans attempted tor criticize the president’s address to Congress. Colbert explained how it was another failed effort by the GOP to attack President Biden.

During the election, Joe Biden was portrayed as “sleepy Joe” and it was suggested he didn’t have the acuity to take on the job. Meanwhile, other Republicans argued that Biden would merely be a stand-in as radical Democrats used him to push their agenda.

Neither of those have come true after President Biden’s first 100 days in office. But that hasn’t stopped Republicans from pushing the same narrative despite Biden’s strong approval rating and his popular performance during his address to Congress.

Senator Ted Cruz labeled President Biden’s speech “boring but radical” while former New Jersey Chris Christie mocked the president’s spending plan. Both were weak arguments, says Stephen Colbert. The Late Show host’s monologue also called out Republicans looking to take credit for President Biden’s accomplishments.

Stephen Colbert isn’t taking Republicans very seriously

Stephen Colbert cites a poll that found 85% of those who watched President Biden’s speech to Congress approved. Those high numbers make it easier for Colbert to dismiss criticism coming from Republicans like Ted Cruz and Chris Christie.

People haven’t forgotten that Cruz bailed on Texas and headed to Mexico during a statewide emergency. So falling asleep during President Biden’s speech isn’t the best look for someone who’s commitment to the job is already in question.

Meanwhile, Stephen Colbert didn’t think much of Chris Christie comparing President Joe Biden to a teenager with a credit card. The comedian can’t understand why President Biden’s plan to help struggling families would be open to criticism.

The only explanation seems to be that Republicans don’t like any plan that doesn’t come from them. That’s the only conclusion Colbert can reach as he points to GOP efforts to take credit for COVID-19 relief measures.

It’s inevitable that there will be a legitimate reason for Republicans to criticize President Joe Biden. But for Stephen Colbert, the first 100 days don’t give the GOP a leg to stand on no matter how hard they try.

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