Capitol Stephen Colbert Arrests First Class Brides – Deadline

Stephen Colbert dealt with the arrest of several of his men late show The staff and Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, joked that he was a “first-class puppet” and called out Fox News for claiming it was a “rebellion.”

It comes after seven people among them Robert SmegelThe creator, puppeteer and voice of Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, who was filming a segment for CBS’ Late Night, was arrested Thursday night in the Longworth House office building by the US Capitol Police.

Colbert said, “Thursday evening, after they had finished their interviews, [my staff] They were doing some last-minute doll and makeup work in a hallway, when the Capitol Police approached Triumph and people with me and detained them, which wasn’t really surprising. The Capitol Police are more vigilant than they were 18 months ago, and for very good reason. If you don’t know what the reason is, I know what news network you’re watching.”

“The Capitol Police were just doing their job, my staff was doing their job, everyone was so professional, everyone was so calm. My employees were arrested, treated and released. It is a very unpleasant experience for my employees.”

Colber said it was a “fairly simple story” until “Fox News started claiming that my client team had committed a mutiny in the US Capitol.”

“First of all: What? Second: Huh? Third, they weren’t in the Capitol. Fourth, I’m shocked that I should explain the difference, but the rebellion involves a boycott of the legal work of Congress and howling for the blood of elected leaders, all to prevent a peaceful circulation For power.This was a first class play.

After joking that it was all Conan O’Brien’s fault — the Triumph started a little late at night with Conan O’Briend — Colbert added, “It’s speculative why these TV speakers talk this way. They want to talk about something other than the January 6 sessions, the Rebellion.” The actual strife that killed several people and injured more than 140 police officers.But drawing any parity between rioters storming the Capitol to prevent electoral votes being counted and a chomping cigar toy dog ​​is a shameful and hideous affront to the memory of all who died and grossly understates the service and courage they The Capitol Police showed her on that. Terrible day. But who knows? There may have been a vast plot to overthrow the United States government with a rubber rotten tool.”

Capitol police said the seven arrested were charged with illegal entry. At 8:30 p.m., authorities said it was a “call to cause disturbance” in the Longworth Building.

“Responding officers observed seven individuals, unaccompanied and without congressional identification, in a sixth-floor lobby,” Capitol Police said. “The building was closed to visitors, and these individuals were determined to be part of a group directed by the USCP to leave the building earlier in the day.” They said additional criminal charges may be filed.

In a statement Friday night, CBS confirmed that Triumph the Insult Comic Dog was “on location at the Capitol with a production team” on June 15-16, taping interviews.

A network spokesperson said the interviews were “approved and prearranged by congressional aides for the members interviewed.” “After leaving the members’ offices for their last interview of the day, the production team remained to film pre-shows and other final comedy elements in the halls when they were taken into custody by Capitol Police.”