Stephen Colbert Lets James Comey Have It: 'You Screwed the Country'
After offering a pseudo-apology for Monday's controversial Trump joke, "Late Show" host Stephen Colbert turned to the big story of the day, which incredibly was not our feckless president.
"You guys remember just before the election, [James] Comey announced the FBI was reopening the investigation into Hillary's emails?" the "Late Show" host asked. "Hillary remembers too."
On Tuesday, in an interview with CNN's Christiane Amanpour at a Women for Women International event in New York, Hillary Clinton attributed her stunning election defeat largely to "a combination of Jim Comey's letter on October 28 and Russian WikiLeaks," which she believes "scared off" likely voters.
And while Comey clearly understood the impact of his actions, he argued in his testimony on Wednesday that all of the options before him were unpleasant.
"So he had to choose between 'really bad' and 'catastrophic'—the same things the voters had to choose between," Colbert deadpanned.
Comey admitted he became "mildly nauseous" by the thought of throwing the election to Trump. But Colbert and the Democrats had little empathy.
"Mildly nauseous?" Colbert asked after playing the clip. "Maybe it's morning sickness—after all, you did screw the whole country."