Stephen Colbert‘s monologue chimed in on the Republican Party nominating Representative Steve Scalise as Speaker of the House. While the Late Show host called it the worst gig in the world, he still wasn’t impressed with Scalise as the solution.
The House of Representatives has been in disarray since Kevin McCarthy was ousted as Speaker of the House. Colbert’s monologues in the aftermath waved goodbye to McCarthy and blasted him for attempting to blame Democrats.
Now, the GOP is looking for a way to turn the page and fill the Speaker position. Louisiana’s Representative Steve Scalise has been nominated by what Colbert’s monologue called “rudderless Republicans in Congress.”
Colbert went on to joke that Speaker of the House was just one rung below emptying the porta potties at a chili cookoff. The comedian did sound a little surprised that Scalise even earned the endorsement of Representative Jim Jordan, who had Donald Trump’s support to be Speaker.
Stephen Colbert’s monologue takes at the chaos among Republicans
From there, Stephen Colbert’s monologue focused on reminding his audience about just how chaotic things are in the Republican Party. He dismissed Scalise given his record and past comments. Colbert was less than impressed but not surprised given his assessment of the MAGA-centric GOP.
The late-night TV host then turned his attention to Representative Nancy Mace, who invoked The Scarlet Letter by wearing an “A” on her shirt. Mace claimed she had been persecuted for her vote to oust Kevin McCarthy.
Colbert mocked Mace, suggesting she was missing someone wearing “Hole” on their shirt to stand next to her. The comedian also said the representative looked more like Alvin from The Chimpmunks than Hester Prynne.
The level of in-fighting among Republicans suggests that things won’t get resolved anytime soon. But on the bright side, Stephen Colbert’s monologue should have plenty of material to sort through.