Stephen Colbert Team Breaches Capitol With Democrat Help

Stephen Colbert Team Breaches Capitol With Democrat Help

Stephen Colbert Team Breaches Capitol With Democrat Help

From the You-Can’t-Make-This-Stuff-Up Department: Capitol Police arrested members of the Stephen Colbert “Late Night” show for unlawful entry. What’s especially rich is that they may have received help from Democratic congressmen.

Stephen Colbert/Adam Schiff

Giphy.com.

 

Stephen Colbert Staffers’ Adventure on Capitol Hill

Capitol Hill police arrested several people from the Colbert team, including writer Robert Smigel, the voice of “Triumph the Insult Comic Dog.” CBS tried to put an innocent spin on the situation:

“On Wednesday, June 15 and Thursday, June 16, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog was on-site at the Capitol with a production team to record interviews for a comedy segment on behalf of The Late Show. Their interviews at the Capitol were authorized and pre-arranged through Congressional aides of the members interviewed. 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.”

Ah, but the Capitol Police have a different take:

“Responding officers observed seven individuals, unescorted and without Congressional ID, in a sixth-floor hallway. 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.”

Oh, but there’s more, my friends:

“This is an active criminal investigation, and may result in additional criminal charges after consultation with the U.S. Attorney.”

Will they get the same treatment as those arrested for the Capitol riot on January 6? Don’t hold your breath. Because looky here:

 

Democrats Were Involved

Jesse Watters broke the story last night on Fox News. He reported that two House members let the Stephen Colbert team in: Rep. Jake Auchincloss and … drum roll, please … Rep. Adam Schiff.

Fox News reporter Chad Pergram tweeted that earlier on Thursday, the Colbert team interviewed members of the 1/6 committee. Fair enough. But later someone from Auchincloss’s staff allowed them back in around 4, and they roamed the halls unattended. Pergram puts the blame for the breach on Auchincloss.

He also discovered that the Stephen Colbert team had tried to obtain credentials for the 1/6 hearings, but in vain:

“Fox is told the team tried weeks ago to get credentials for the 1/6 committee hearings. The House Radio/TV Gallery rejected the request from the Colbert team out of hand because they are not “news.””

But during the day they did interview members of the 1/6 committee, including Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D-FL) and Mr. Russian Collusion himself, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA). They also interviewed Auchincloss, who is not a member of the committee.

After that, they strayed too close to the 1/6 committee area, and Capitol Hill police shooed them away. So they left the building.

But they returned to the Longworth House Office Building, tweeted Pergram:

“However, the Colbert group left the House office buildings at some point. Fox is told they were let back into the Longworth House Office Building sometime after 4 pm et by an aide to Auchincloss. The reason: the aide believed the Colbert group had other interviews to do.” 

Suuure, they did.

“The group apparently then roamed the House office buildings unattended for hours. They were arrested near the office of Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) around 8:30 pm et and charged with unlawful entry. They were in jail for part of the night before being released Friday.”

 

Did the Stephen Colbert Team Take a “Surveillance Tour”?

Pergram also noted that just days ago, the 1/6 committee released a video of GOP Rep. Barry Loudermilk giving tours of the House office building on 1/5. They called this a “surveillance tour.”

“This incident comes just days after the committee investigating the riot released a video of Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-GA) giving tours of the House office buildings on January 5, 2021 – one day before the Capitol riot.”

“The committee and Democrats have portrayed these meetings as “surveillance tours” of the Capitol complex – ahead of the riot.”

So will these Democrats consider the Colbert breach of Capitol office buildings another “surveillance tour?” Don’t hold your breath. The hypocrisy here is jaw-dropping.

 

My Experience on Capitol Hill

In May, I traveled with a group of Republican women from my state to visit Washington, DC. On Capitol Hill Day, we had the privilege of meeting with our two senators in their offices. First, however, we had to pass security, and that’s only after a staff member allowed us in.

The metal detectors are more sensitive than at airports (which is both curious and disturbing). For example, I set off the detector due to enamel pins on my jacket, which has never happened to me before.

We were able to travel through the tunnels connecting offices with the Capitol building itself — an area that only staff and Congressmen can travel. Not only did we go through security again, but security also opened and wanded our handbags.

If you go anywhere in the Capitol building, staff must escort you. No exceptions. And you can’t turn around and go back in, either.

But Stephen Colbert’s team were able to roam the halls at leisure because they’re Hollywood elites and Democrat fellow travelers.

And don’t expect them to receive any punishment, either. To paraphrase the Beatles: “They’ll get by with a little help from their friends.”

 

Featured image: Facebook screenshot/James Hirsen/cropped.

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Kim is a pint-sized patriot who packs some big contradictions. She is a Baby Boomer who never became a hippie, an active Republican who first registered as a Democrat (okay, it was to help a sorority sister's father in his run for sheriff), and a devout Lutheran who practices yoga. Growing up in small-town Indiana, now living in the Kansas City metro, Kim is a conservative Midwestern gal whose heart is also in the Seattle area, where her eldest daughter, son-in-law, and grandson live. Kim is a working speech pathologist who left school system employment behind to subcontract to an agency, and has never looked back. She describes her conservatism as falling in the mold of Russell Kirk's Ten Conservative Principles. Don't know what they are? Google them!

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