Last night, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert reviewed the 2022 midterm elections. The host honed in on Dr Oz’s loss and the blame game that followed suit. Namely, former President Donald Trump’s role in the elections.
Tragedy for Trump
Trump, who had endorsed Oz was apparently furious according to a tweet from Maggie Haberman, Colbert pointed out.
Stephen seemed amused by the fact that Trump blamed not only everyone who advised him to back Oz but also his own wife! Trump described it as “not her best decision.”
The Late Show host joked, “Okay, but it’s also not her worst decision”, referring to Melania’s marriage with the ex-President.
The host continued his analysis of the elections by noting that, “losses in Pennsylvania were just one part of a disappointing night for GOP.”
Stephen Colbert then mentioned: “on average, in midterm elections, the party out of power usually picks up 29 seats in the House, but this year Republican gains could be as low as single-digits.”
Stephen finished this explanation by saying, “voters gave them a single digit!” whilst covering up his middle finger.
No red wave
Despite all the news coverage and predictions of a huge Republican win, it never came to be. Even on social media, Democrats were begging for people to vote in fear of a red wave. The likes of Bill Maher and Jimmy Kimmel stated on their late-night shows that they were fearful of a Republican takeover.
Colbert publicized the fact that in reality, it has turned out to be a “rose wash” rather than a red wave.
As of right now and at the time of the show, the race for the Senate is not yet confirmed with a run-off in Georgia between Raphael Warnock and Herschel Walker.
The show host labeled Herschel Walker as “pretend Sheriff of football town”
Stephen Colbert ended the show by stating that the run-off in Georgia was “a lucky break for Herschel” as “according to many women and children, he’s got a lot of experience running off.”