Late Show Television

Stephen Colbert mocks body-slamming congressman by body-slamming audience member

"I forgot: nothing matters."

Things got pretty rowdy on Thursday’s Late Show. Following news that Republican congressional hopeful Greg Gianforte body-slammed a Guardian reporter Wednesday, Stephen Colbert did a bit of slamming himself.

But first, Colbert discussed the Republicans’ recent healthcare bill that passed the House a few weeks ago. Their previous bill would have cost 24 million people their health insurance, but this new one will only cost 23 million people. “To put that in perspective, if you lay 23 million people end-to-end, they would reach a country where you can get health care.”

Although the bill passed the House, it still has to pass the Senate, and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell doesn’t have much hope, saying, “I don’t know how we get to 50” votes to pass it. Colbert remarked, “if this passes, getting to 50 will also be the new lifespan goal.”

On Wednesday, Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs confronted Greg Gianforte, the Republican congressional hopeful (and now elected Congressman) from Montana, about the bill. Gianforte body-slammed the reporter, breaking his glasses in the process.

“It’s gotta be pretty damaging, I just don’t know how anyone could vote for a candidate who body-slams people,” Colbert said, before showing a clip of Donald Trump body-slamming Vince McMahon on WWE. “I forgot: nothing matters.”


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