Jordan Klepper Grills Jan. 6 Trump Supporter Who Confesses: ‘I Just Got Out of a Cult’

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Last week, The Daily Show aired footage of its intrepid correspondent, Jordan Klepper, returning to the scene of the crime: the U.S. Capitol on the one-year anniversary of the Jan. 6 insurrection.

Klepper was in the crowd on that fateful day and confronted several pro-Trump rioters moments before they stormed the Capitol in a failed attempt to stop the 2020 presidential election from being certified. One year later, the reunion saw Klepper get in the face of Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), calling the Trump bootlicker and spreader of the Big Lie—who’s also been accused of participating in an underage sex plot—“childish.”

Jordan Klepper Confronts Matt Gaetz on Anniversary of Jan. 6 Insurrection

Well, on Wednesday, Klepper was back—only this time, he focused on Trump supporters who’d gathered for a vigil outside of the jail housing the Jan. 6 insurrectionists.

“I had never been to a protest event before the 2020 presidential election,” one man told Klepper. “I had become completely consumed. It took over my life. For three months, I slept in my car. I traveled from rally to rally, from #StopTheSteal event to #StopTheSteal event, for three months, sleeping in my car, going to see the evidence. And then I had to recover. I had PTSD. So, it took me a long time to find myself again. I feel like I just got out of a cult.”

But then, things took… a rather unexpected turn when Klepper asked the man if he still believes the election was stolen from former President Donald Trump.

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