Colbert production team will not face charges for Capitol trespassing

While hundreds of Americans await their trials for taking part in the Jan. 6 Capitol protest, members of late-night comedian Stephen Colbert’s team, who also trespassed on Capitol grounds, will experience a different fate.

According to TheBlaze, the U.S. Attorney’s office for Washington, D.C. announced this week that it will not file charges against a team of staffers from The Late Show with Stephen Colbert after a stunt pulled last month where they were arrested for overstaying their welcome at the Capitol.

In a statement, the U.S. Attorney’s office explained why it failed to pursue charges against Colbert’s production team.

“After a comprehensive review of all of the evidence and the relevant legal authority, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia has determined that it cannot move forward with misdemeanor charges of unlawful entry against the nine individuals who were arrested on June 16, 2022 at the Longworth Office Building,” the statement read.

Many on social media, however, believe that Colbert’s team was spared, even after facing the same charges as many Jan. 6 protesters, because they have the “correct” political beliefs.

The reasoning was weak, and silly, at best, with the U.S. Attorney’s office saying that because nobody technically asked the team to leave, prosecuting them would be all but impossible.

The statement added: “The individuals, who entered the building on two separate occasions, were invited by Congressional staffers to enter the building in each instance and were never asked to leave by the staffers who invited them.”

Many said the situation is simply another version of “rules for thee, but not for me,” a perk that elitist liberals apparently get to enjoy.