Stephen Colbert tore up “a complete tool” parliamentary minority leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) For trying to stack the committee investigating the Jan.6 attack on the U.S. Capitol with personalities who have spread fake news about the insurgency and the 2020 election, including Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio).
“Jim Jordan is an expert on Jan.6 causes because he helped provoke Jan.6,” Colbert said, noting that even Rep Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) Would have said so in the middle of the ‘attack.
“You did that,” Cheney told Jordan according to the new book, “I Alone Can Fix It.”
Jordan’s addition to the committee, Colbert said, was “as if ‘Silence of the Lambs’ ended with Buffalo Bill’s deputy.”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) Rejected Jordan and Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.), Saying their inclusion would jeopardize the integrity of the committee.
“They are two potential suspects. Nancy Pelosi can’t just look elsewhere, ”he said. “She’s not Jim Jordan in the Ohio State showers.”
As the audience cheered, he added, “Google it!
The crack was a reference to Jordan’s history as an assistant coach at college, where he was accused of ignoring the sexual assault allegations against the wrestling team doctor. Jordan denied the accusations, but several athletes corroborated the story.
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