Colbert Suggests a New GOP Mascot in Light of Party’s Impeachment Stance (Video)

SPOILER: “The Late Show” host makes fun of them

Last Updated: December 18, 2019 @ 11:48 AM

On Monday’s “The Late Show,” Stephen Colbert suggested what he thinks is a more appropriate mascot for Republicans in light of the party’s lockstep opposition to impeaching Donald Trump. And shocker, he’s making fun of them.

During another installment of his ongoing “Don and the Giant Impeach” running gag, Colbert noted that in last week’s House Judiciary Committee’s vote on articles of impeachment fell 23-17 along strict partisan lines. “That’s right. Not one Republican evidently has a problem with the president blackmailing a foreign government to get dirt on a political opponent,” Colbert said. “In a related story, the GOP has changed its mascot from an elephant to an ostrich.”

Colbert also took a second to talk about the 658-page report the Judiciary Committee released earlier on Monday, which said in part that Trump “have placed his personal, political interests above our national security, our free and fair elections, and our system of checks and balances.”

“And, I’m being told we have Trump’s response,” Colbert said. He then rolled a clip from a Trump rally in which Trump said one of his favorite things to repeat: “you knew damn well I was a snake before you took me in.”

Watch the whole clip below:

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