Stephen Colbert calls GOP cowards for Roe v. Wade leak reaction

Stephen Colbert (Photo by Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty Images)
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On Wednesday night, Stephen Colbert continued to share his thoughts on the leaked document suggesting the U.S. Supreme Court plans to overturn Roe v. Wade. The Late Show host turned his attention to the suddenly very quiet Republican Party.

A report from Politico cited a leaked draft majority draft written by Justice Samuel Alito that looks to reverse the federal protection on abortion. The news was met by an immediate protest by millions of Americans around the country.

Late-night hosts such as Stephen Colbert and Seth Meyers weighed in on Tuesday night. Now with a little more time to digest the story, Colbert isn’t holding back.

The Late Show monologue on Wednesday targeted the Republican Party. Colbert pointed out that a majority of Americans support Roe v. Wade and only a fraction of the population considers abortion a significant issue today. Despite that, Republicans have pushed to overturn the decision for decades. Now that it could become a reality, conservatives in Congress are quiet. According to Colbert, that’s because they are “cowards.”

Stephen Colbert blasts top Republicans following Roe v. Wade leak

Stephen Colbert wasted no time calling out the Republican Party. The late-night TV host called the party cowards who know that Justice Alito’s decision is wildly unpopular. Instead, the GOP focused on the leak itself. But Colbert isn’t buying their outrage.

Colbert called out Senator Mitch McConnell (again) for his role in driving the “outrage train.” He compares McConnell to a humble James Bond villain after the senator refused to take credit for getting a 6-3 conservative majority in the Supreme Court with one goal being to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Senator Lindsey Graham also found himself in Colbert’s monologue. The senator claimed that the leak is the “saddest chapter in the history of the Supreme Court.” The comment prompted a history lesson from Colbert, reminding Graham of several human and civil rights violated by past decisions.

In the end, Colbert isn’t necessarily surprised by the GOP response. This isn’t the first time he has called republicans “cowards,” and it likely won’t be the last.

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