“Postpone the rescue of democracy because your video team is overwhelmed?” (Video)

Stephen Colbert was not very happy to learn that the January 6 committee hearing scheduled for Wednesday had been postponed due to “technical problems”. After learning exactly what those issues were, the “Late Show” host passed away.

“They promised us audiences! We can’t let them get away with this. I’m storming the Capitol! Who’s with me?” Colbert joked, before screaming and running around his studio for a while. But, then he got into real reason.

Speaking to the media on Tuesday, Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren – one of the committee members – explained that “putting together the video and exhibits is a grueling exercise for our very small, you know, video staff. So we’re trying to… we were going to have 1-2-3 in a week, and it’s just, it’s too much to put it all together.

“Tell me if I understood correctly. So you have to postpone the rescue of democracy because your video staff is overwhelmed?” Colbert scoffs. “Like Paul Revere’s famous cry: Error 404 horse not found. Come on!”

Colbert then went a step further, while simultaneously touting the accomplishments of his own video staff for the show.

“Come on Lofgren! Are you procrastinating because your poor widdle video team is tied? Colbert sneered. “I’ve got a video crew here at the ‘Late Show’ and I ride them like a borrowed mule and put them away wet, okay? They’ve been editing clips five nights a week in inhumane conditions – by that I mean watch Fox News. These people have seen — it’s awful! These people who look more like Tucker Carlson’s face than their own children, and they can take anything I throw at them!

To further prove his point, Colbert then issued a series of quick-fire requests to his video team, and they each obliged.

You can watch Colbert’s full monologue in the video above.

Colbert Drops Action-Packed Trailer To Get People Worried About January 6th Ratings (Video)

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