Last night, the Capitol Police arrested 9 Stephen Colbert staffers for unlawful entry of the Capitol Building.
The House Judiciary GOP tweeted: On the 50th anniversary of the Watergate break-in, @RepAdamSchiff‘s cronies sneak in Stephen Colbert‘s staffers and provide unauthorized reconnaissance tours of Republican offices throughout Capitol Hill.
Fox News host Jesse Watters reported on the crime this morning. According to Watters, the charges against the Colbert staffers were identical to the protesters who entered the White House on January 6.
According to reports, members of the office of Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), one of the most vocal Jan 6 Witch Hunt Committee members, let the Colbert staffers into the Capitol, where they reportedly banged on the doors of House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Rep. Boebert (R-CO).
🚨 #BREAKING: On the 50th anniversary of the Watergate break-in, @RepAdamSchiff's cronies sneak in Stephen Colbert's staffers and provide unauthorized reconnaissance tours of Republican offices throughout Capitol Hill. pic.twitter.com/XHbLdGKRka
— House Judiciary GOP (@JudiciaryGOP) June 18, 2022
The Capitol Police have released a statement on the alleged crime:
“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,” they said, revealing that the members of Colbert’s team were “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,” the statement continued. “They were charged with Unlawful Entry. This is an active criminal investigation and may result in additional criminal charges after consultation with the U.S. Attorney.”
Among the nine producers is Robert Smigel, who does the voice of Triumph the Insult Comic Dog.
“The Late Show” has not spoken out on the matter.
Fox News host Tucker Carlson also called out the insurrection by Colbert producers, asking if they would be held for a year and a half in solitary confinement?
Stephen Colbert's producers just committed insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. pic.twitter.com/8lHkIcCYld
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) June 18, 2022
Mollie Hemingway of The Federalist asks an excellent question:
What did the J6 committee know, and when did they know it about the Colbert insurrection at the Capitol?
What did the J6 committee know and when did they know it about the Colbert insurrection at the Capitol?
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) June 17, 2022
Liberal attorney Jonathan Turley called out House Intelligence Chair Adam Schiff’s role in the Colbert “insurrection.”
Jesse Watters just aired a report that a crew with Stephen Colbert were arrested last night at the Capitol and charged with unlawful entry. Two members were mentioned as allowing them into the building, including House Intelligence Chair Adam Schiff…
— Jonathan Turley (@JonathanTurley) June 17, 2022