Colbert Delivers Savage Apology To 'Spineless Toadies' Of The Republican Party

Stephen Colbert is praising a Republican lawmaker for standing up to President Donald Trump

Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) on Saturday became the first Republican in Congress to call for Trump’s impeachment

Trump responded by attacking Amash, now in his fifth term, as a “loser” and a “total lightweight.” 

That prompted Colbert to offer Amash’s fellow Republicans in Congress an apology... of sorts.

His mea culpa still managed to include words like “spineless” and “toadies.”

Check it out below: 

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Andrew Johnson (1808-1875) served as vice president under Abraham Lincoln, taking office as president in 1865 after Lincoln's assassination.
Mathew Brady studio portrait of the House of Representatives impeachment committee of President Andrew Johnson in 1868. Standing from left are James F. Wilson, George S. Boutwell and John A. Logan. Seated are Benjamin F. Butler, Thaddeus Stevens, Thomas Williams and John A. Bingham.
The impeachment committee prepares the indictment.
Engraving depicts a courtroom scene during the 1868 impeachment of Andrew Johnson.
George T. Brown, sergeant-at-arms of the Senate, serves the summons on President Johnson.
Facsimile of a ticket of admission to the Impeachment Trial of President Andrew Johnson in the United States Senate on March 13, 1868. The Senate failed to convict Johnson by one vote.
Charles Sumner, a Senate leader in the impeachment trial of Andrew Johnson.
Thaddeus Stevens closes the debate on the Andrew Johnson impeachment in the House in March 1868.
Edwin McMasters Stanton, secretary of war under Lincoln, led the attempt to convict Lincoln's successor, Andrew Johnson.
The vote of the Senate, sitting as the High Court of Impeachment for the trial of Andrew Johnson. They failed to convict him by one vote.

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