Stephen Colbert addresses arrests of production crew by Capitol Police

Posted on AllSides June 21st, 2022
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Late-night comedy show host Stephen Colbert on Monday addressed the arrests of members of his production team on the grounds of the Capitol last week.

In his opening monologue for the Late Show with Stephen Colbert, the host said his crew went through the proper security clearances and were "invited" into the offices of both Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill before being "approached and detained" by the Capitol Police. Colbert argued that a heightened state of alert by the Capitol Police as a result of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot led to the "detainment."

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