Colbert: Both Capitol Police and My Staff Were 'Just Doing Their Job' - Police Are on High Alert Because of Trump and Jan. 6

Colbert: Both Capitol Police and My Staff Were 'Just Doing Their Job' – Police Are on High Alert Because of Trump and Jan. 6


On Monday’s broadcast of CBS’ “The Late Show,” host Stephen Colbert addressed the arrest of some of his staff by Capitol Police and said that “the Capitol Police were just doing their job. My staff was just doing their job.” And that his staff’s conduct “was first-degree puppetry. This was hijinks with intent to goof, misappropriation of an old Conan bit” and “just a puppet doing puppet stuff.” But “so much has changed in Washington that the Capitol Police do have to stay at high alert at all times because of the attack on January 6. And as the hearings prove more clearly every day, the blame for that actual insurrection all lies with Putin’s puppet.”

Colbert said, “Last week, I heard from my old

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