Conservatives were quick to draw ridiculous comparisons of the Colbert crew members’ arrests to the violent pro-Trump mob that stormed the Capitol last year.
“Last night, producers from Stephen Colbert’s show on CBS committed insurrection at the United States Capitol,” Fox News’ Tucker Carlson said on his show on Friday. “It’s exactly like what happened on Jan 6., so we’ll take a close look at what the punishments are,” he claimed.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene also described the comedy crew’s actions as an “insurrection” and “targeted harassment.”
Many Republicans have consistently downplayed the dangerous and violent actions of the Jan. 6 rioters attempting to stop Joe Biden from becoming certified as president.
Rep. Barry Loudermilk, who has come under scrutiny for leading a tour group whose members took photos of staircases and tunnel entrances inside the Capitol a day before the attack, also commented on the arrests.
“So while they’re accusing me of giving illegal tours of the Capitol, they are giving illegal tours of the Capitol,” Loudermilk told Fox News on Saturday, accusing Rep. Adam Schiff of bringing the comedy crew into the Capitol. “Who’s going to hold them accountable?” he said.
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