Seven members of the Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, a regular segment on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert,” were arrested for trespassing in a Capitol Hill building on Thursday night.
The production team was arrested while filming “stand-ups and other final comedy elements in the halls” of Congress, CBS, which airs the late-night talk show, confirmed Friday in a statement to the Los Angeles Times.
The ‘Late Show’ associates were found around 8:30 p.m. by US Capitol Police officers inside the Longworth House Office Building “unescorted and without Congressional ID”, USCP said.
At the time the building was closed to the public and the group was asked to leave earlier in the day. They obviously refused. Unlike January 6 the Capitol Police officers did not brutally murder one of the members of the production team like Michael Byrd did to Ashli Babbitt.
While there were seven arrests, a total of nine people were stopped by officers, including Robert Smigel, the voice behind Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, the Associated Press reported, citing a person familiar with the matter.
The same group resurfaced later on Thursday night after the Capitol complex was closed to public visitors and Fox News is told that they took videos and pictures around the offices of two Republican members of Congress, Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy R-Calif. and Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo.
All seven were each charged with unlawful entry, cops said.
“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. Responding officers observed seven individuals, 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 says. “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.”
“It is likely that some members of Stephen Colbert’s team will be held in solitary confinement for a year and a half without being charged. Why? Because this is an insurrection,” Carlson said.
“Joking aside, how could they not be held for a year and a half in solitary confinement without being charged?” he continued. “Because the precedent is in place. And how in the world can Adam Schiff, who spent the last year and a half eliminating the civil liberties of Trump voters on the basis of January 6, do the exact same thing and not face punishment?”
The Federalist editor Mollie Hemingway tweeted an implicit reference to Watergate: “What did the J6 committee know and when did they know it about the Colbert insurrection at the Capitol?” Frequent Fox guest Monica Crowley chimed in with, “Insurrection! Death of democracy!”
While many people will see these comments and take them out of context, think about it. Those who are sitting in the DC Gulag right now have not been charged over a year later. They are held in disgusting conditions being treated worse than murderers and rapists for what? We don’t know because there are no charges.
What will happen to Colbert’s production team? A slap on the wrist? Nothing? A medal from former vice president Joe Biden?