Stephen Colbert Demands FBI Investigation of Kavanaugh in Address to Republican Senators
Stephen Colbert offered a rare bit of advice to Republican legislators on Wednesday night's show.
After spending his monologue on the third accuser to come forward in the Kavanagh saga, Colbert reflected on Trump's press conference about Judge Brett Kavanaugh, where the president said that accusations against his Supreme Court nominee were "all false to me." Colbert began his monologue by saying that the long press conference had not yet finished before he took the stage.
"I walked away while he was still talking. And I encourage you to go watch it. With someone you love. And I can't convey to you the shambling mess that reassured no one who is going to see it," Colbert said. "But they're going ahead with the hearing tomorrow, with only one of the accusers, right? Only one of the accusers, no witnesses, and then a vote at 9:30 the next morning."
On Thursday Kavanaugh's first accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, will testify before the Senate. Since Ford, at least four more people have come forward with accusations of sexual misconduct.
Colbert added, "I'm not normally in the business of giving Republican senators advice. But, gentlemen — and I use that term inaccurately — you need to call for an FBI investigation now," he said to roaring audience applause. "With all these dark allegations. Because if you don't, there are not enough moths in the world to drink your tears on Nov. 6."
Watch the end of Colbert's monologue below.
This article originally appeared in THR.com.