Stephen Colbert Responds for First Time After Staffers Arrested Near US Capitol
TV host Stephen Colbert on June 20 downplayed his staff members breaking the law, resulting in their arrests.
Staffers with “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” were taken into custody on June 16 at a U.S. House of Representatives building that is connected to the U.S. Capitol.
According to the U.S. Capitol Police, the crew had been directed to leave earlier in the day. The staffers were charged with unlawful entry and additional charges may be pressed.
CBS has said the group included Triumph, a puppet manned by Robert Smigel.
Colbert, speaking about the matter for the first time, said that the purpose of the visit was to interview members of Congress to “highlight” the hearings that a select House committee has been holding on the Jan. 6, 2021, breach of the Capitol….
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