Stephen Colbert Shreds 2 Pro-Trump Insurrection Lawmakers By Name In Blistering Takedown

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Stephen Colbert tore into two GOP lawmakers who Rolling Stone said took part in planning sessions with the organizers of the Donald Trump rally that preceded the deadly Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol.

Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) denied any involvement. But as Colbert noted, Brooks spoke at the rally and reportedly wore body armor while there. 

“That’s like showing up to your surprise party in a full ballgown and tiara,” Colbert said. “Something tells me you were tipped off.” 

Then, Colbert turned his ire toward Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.), who reportedly dangled blanket pardons from Trump for the rally’s planners. Over the weekend, Gosar posted a meme of himself as James Bond.

“It’s appropriate. After all, Gosar’s IQ is 007,” Colbert said. “And, if he helped plan the riot, he’ll be lucky to be out on bond. Bail bond.”  

See more in Colbert’s Tuesday night monologue: 

This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.

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