WATCH: Colbert Stunned by Republicans' Totalitarian Control Over Media

Human Rights

House Democrats began staging a sit-in Wednesday led by civil rights icon John Lewis, who demanded common sense gun control.

“I ask that all of my colleagues join me on the floor," Lewis announced yesterday, when he took the podium. When he said "floor," he really meant it.

Senate Republicans prevented all four of the fairly feeble gun control bills introduced since the Orlando massacre from getting anywhere, despite the fact that a huge majority of Americans in both parties favor more regulations regarding guns.

Leave it to Stephen Colbert to find humor in the grave situation. Tuesday night, he took the gloves off about Congress' inaction about gun control. On Wednesday, he was glad to see some action happening on the House floor.

“They’re fighting for two things 90% of Americans are in favor of: Stopping terrorists from getting guns and sitting down,” the “Late Show” host joked.

But what's this about the Republican majority cutting off the C-Span cameras? Who knew that having the majority came with that privilege?

“In response, Republicans shut off C-SPAN’s cameras, which really upset C-SPAN’s viewer,” Colbert admitted, raising his hand.

But in their defense, C-SPAN then tweeted: “C-SPAN has no control over the U.S. House TV cameras.”

Wait, what?

"C-SPAN doesn’t control the cameras?" Colbert asked, incredulously. "If you don’t control what we see what do you span? I mean, if not controlling cameras, what does C-SPAN do? Is it a money-laundering scheme? Are they a front for the world’s most boring heroin cartel? I don’t understand." 

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