In the oddest plot twist possible, a large number of staffers for Stephen Colbert’s The Late Show With Stephen Colbert were arrested last week after overstaying their welcome at the U.S. Capitol.
Reports indicated that the group of seven team members, who all work for the left-leaning late-night show, were “snooping around” the Capitol long after their scheduled appointments, presumably hoping to grab an interview with a Republican congressperson about the J6 House hearings.
Capitol Police, who made the arrest of the Colbert team on Thursday night, issued a statement summarizing what had taken place.
“On June 16, 2022, at approximately 8:30 p.m., U.S. Capitol Police (USCP) received a call for a disturbance in the Longworth House Office Building. Responding officers observed seven individuals, unescorted and without Congressional ID, in a sixth-floor hallway,” the Capitol Police said.
The statement added: “The building was closed to visitors, and these individuals were determined to be a part of a group that had been directed by the USCP to leave the building earlier in the day.”
“This is an active criminal investigation, and may result in additional criminal charges after consultation with the U.S. Attorney.”
Aside from interviews with members of the J6 committee, the Colbert production team was also apparently there to film segments for its “Triumph the Insult Comic Dog” comedy skits. “After leaving the members’ offices on their last interview of the day, the production team stayed to film stand-ups and other final comedy elements in the halls when they were detained by Capitol Police.” Fox News’ Chad Pergram tweeted.
Fox News’ Tucker Carlson torched Colbert and his team, especially given that they’ve been extremely noisy about the Jan. 6 Capitol protests and the ongoing drama unfolding in the Democrats’ televised J6 committee hearings.
Stephen Colbert’s producers just committed insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. pic.twitter.com/8lHkIcCYld
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) June 18, 2022