Colbert embarrasses Dems; Conyers asks comedian to leave

Byron York
Washington Examiner

The appearance of comedian Stephen Colbert before the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law has turned into an embarrassment for the Democrats responsible for the hearing.

The subcommittee is chaired by Rep. Zoe Lofgren, but Rep. John Conyers is chairman of the larger Judiciary Committee. In that role, he has a seat on the subcommittee, and he spoke up early in the hearing. To the surprise of many observers, Conyers used his time to ask Colbert to leave.

“I’m so happy that you’ve helped us fill the room,” Conyers said to Colbert. “I haven’t seen this many cameras since — when?”

“Maybe since impeachment,” said Lofgren, to pained laughter among the lawmakers.
At that point, Conyers thanked Colbert for showing up and asked him to leave the room. Colbert seemed confused. Was Conyers asking him not to speak? No, Conyers said, he was asking him to leave altogether.

The article, with video, continues at the Washington Examiner.

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