Stephen Colbert isn’t one for deep dives, but Thursday night on “The Late Show,” the host ripped into House Republicans over the dysfunctional, combative hearing in which FBI agent Peter Strzok was questioned extensively in front of the House Judiciary Committee, with digs into both his credibility and his judgement. Colbert dedicated his entire opening monologue to the battle in Congress Thursday.
“It was a parliamentary smackdown. The Capitol dome became the Thunderdome,” Colbert began. “And it’s all during the testimony of FBI agent and man thinking about Cold Stone Creamery, Peter Strzok. Back in 2016, Strzok was part of the FBI’s investigations into both Hillary Clinton and the Trump campaign. and since then it’s come out that he exchanged anti-Trump text messages with his mistress, an FBI lawyer, saying things like: ‘God Hillary should win. 100,000,000-0’; ‘Trump is a f—ing idiot’; and ‘WHAT THE F— HAPPENED TO OUR COUNTRY??!?!'”
The audience roared and cheered at the text messages and Colbert replied slyly: “I don’t know, but hopefully Robert Mueller will tell us soon.”
“Now, Republicans see these texts as proof of a vast conspiracy within the FBI to stop Donald Trump from being elected president,” he added. “And here’s how devious, how deep they went in order to keep it a secret: they let him get elected president.”