Stephen Colbert Takes Us Inside GOP's Values Voter Summit

Each fall, hundreds of conservatives convene in the nation’s capital for the GOP’s “Values Voter Summit.” As Stephen Colbert reminded us in last night’s episode, the summit always features “so many great speakers. Also Sarah Palin.” 


Though Texas senator Ted Cruz led the straw poll for potential 2016 presidential candidates, Colbert devotes most of the segment to making fun of Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal. Colbert eviscerates Jindal for rejecting his background as an accomplished academic and actively promoting false science. In response to a question about teaching evolution in schools, Jindal says that local districts should be able to decide what information is included in their science curriculum.

To that, Colbert says, "Jindal believes evolution should be established only on a local basis. I mean take the Galapagos Islands. On one of them the finches evolved longer beaks to punch holes in cactus fruit. On another island, the beaks were shorter because Jesus.”

Watch the hilarious clip below. 

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