The Late Show With Stephen Colbert aired an unexpected live show Wednesday night in response to the shocking events at the Capitol earlier in the day when supporters of President Trump stormed the building in hopes of stopping the election certification. Tragically, four people died and many more were injured in the melee. Colbert opened the show visibly upset, and while acknowledging the large part Trump played in what transpired, Colbert put much of the blame on Fox News and congressional Republicans.
Colbert first said that Senator Josh Hawley has blood on his hands, then continued, “Speaking of which, how about you Fox News. You think maybe years of peddling his (Trump’s) conspiracy theories had anything to do with this?”
And Colbert offered a scathing rebuke of Republicans.
“For years now, people have been telling you cowards that if you let the president lie about our democracy over and over, and then join him in that lie and say he's right when you know for a fact that he is not, there will be a terrible price to pay,” Colbert said. “But you just never thought you’d have to pay it too.”