Late Show host and Montclair resident Stephen Colbert explained what happened at the U.S. Capitol, when a Late Show team joined by Triumph the Insult Comic Dog were arrested last week and charged with unlawful entry. During a monologue on Monday night’s show, Colbert joked that it was an instance of “puppetry in the first degree” and not an insurrection, referencing comments made by Tucker Carlson.
The crew, according to Colbert, had been shooting footage at offices across the street from the Capitol building for two days and were invited into the offices of the Congress people they were interviewing.
Colbert said it was at the end of their second day on Thursday when “Triumph and my folks were approached and detained by the Capitol Police. Which actually, isn’t that surprising. The Capitol Police are much more cautious than they were, say, 18 months ago, and for a very good reason. If you don’t know what that reason is, I know what news network you watch.”
The seven people were later charged with unlawful entry, and an investigation is now underway in consultation with Matthew M. Graves, the U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, the Capitol Police said, adding that more criminal charges may be filed, the New York Times reported Friday.