Stephen Colbert Addresses Staffers’ “Unpleasant”Arrest at Capitol


Triumph the Insult Comic-Dog is now out of the Doghouse.

Capitol Police confirmed the popular puppet voiced by Robert Smigel, and seven members of The Late ShowThe members of the production team were taken into custody and charged with unlawful entry at the U.S. Capitol. Stephen Colbert addressed the incident on the June 20 episode of the late-night program.

Colbert explained that Colbert was right. Late Show staffers and Smigel were detained while filming extra “jokey”Scenes at the Longworth House Office Building, Washington D.C. Since then, they’ve been released.

Colbert mentioned the Jan. 6 attacks against the Capitol. This incident is being investigated by the House Select Committee. “The Capitol Police are much more cautious than they were 18 months ago and for a very good reason.”

“The Capitol police were just doing their job, my staff was just doing their job, everyone was very professional, everyone was very calm,” Colbert continued. “My staffers were detained, processed and released. A very unpleasant experience for my staff.”

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