Politician Fails to See the Humor: House Majority Leader Calls Stephen Colbert’s Congressional Testimony Last Week ‘An Embarrassment’

Sep 27, 2010  •  Post A Comment

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Maryland) called Stephen Colbert’s appearance on Capitol Hill to testify on immigration "an embarrassment," reports the New York Daily News.

"I think it was an embarrassment for Mr. Colbert more than the House," Hoyer said on "Fox News Sunday." Colbert was invited to testify before the House Judiciary Committee by Dem. Rep. Zoe Lofgren, the story says.

Some Republicans also objected to the move, with Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) saying after the hearing that Colbert’s appearance "mocked the hearing process," the story says. During his statement at the hearing, Colbert remained "in character" and  said, "This is America … I don’t want a tomato picked by a Mexican. I want it picked by an American, then sliced by a Guatemalan served by a Venezuelan in a spa where a Chilean gives me a Brazilian."


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