(CTN News) – Last week, members of Stephen Colbert’s “Late Show” production team were arrested at the US Capitol. “This was puppetry of the first degree,” Stephen Colbert said.
A comedy segment on the January 6th hearings was filmed in the congressional offices across from the Capitol last week by members of Colbert staff, including Triumph the Insult Comic Dog voiced by comedian Robert Smigel.
According to a statement from the US Capitol Police, officers observed seven people “unescorted and without congressional identification” in a hallway on the sixth floor of the Longworth House Office Building.
These individuals have been charged with unlawful entry, the Stephen Colbert Police added. In a statement Friday, CBS said its production team had authorized and prearranged its interviews with members of Congress.
The US Capitol Police would not take any notice that this was going on, and as with all other members of his staff, they would take no notice and also act with calmness.
It was a fairly straightforward story until the next night, when some TV people claimed my puppet squad had committed insurrection at the US Capitol building. The first thing I want to know is… what? The second thing I want to know is… huh?”
Insurrections are very different from the actions of his staff, which he describes as “hijinks with the intent to have fun.”
In Stephen Colbert opinion, it’s predictable why they’re talking like this on TV. They’re trying to distract us from the January 6th hearings on the actual seditious insurrection that led to the deaths of dozens of people,” Colbert said. It is a shameful and grotesque insult to the memory of all those who died when rioters stormed our Capitol to prevent the counting of electoral ballots.”
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