“First-degree puppetry”: Colbert breaks silence on staffers’ Capitol arrests

Source: Fox News

“Stephen Colbert addressed the recent arrests of his crew and production members, who were caught and charged with being in an unauthorized area of a U.S. Capitol building last week. During Monday night’s ‘Late Show,’ Colbert downplayed the arrests as a ‘very professional’ interaction between his staff and ‘cautious’ Capitol Police officers. The host opened the show by asking the audience about their weekends before joking, ‘Well, I had an interesting one and some members of my staff had a memorable one. … The Capitol police were just doing their job, my staff was just doing their job, everyone was very professional, everyone was very calm,’ the host continued. ‘My staffers were detained, processed and released. A very unpleasant experience for my staff.'” (06/21/22)