Pelosi to take Dem message to Colbert, 'Morning Joe'

Late-night host Stephen Colbert is getting another crack at Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).

The House minority leader will appear on "The Colbert Report" Monday night, marking her second round with Comedy Central's popular satirist.

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The two have sparred playfully over the years. Pelosi vowed, at one point, never to go on the show and advised other Democrats to do the same — "unless you want to be made a fool of."

She reversed that position in 2012, however, appearing on the program to discuss Democrats' efforts to require more disclosure surrounding campaign spending — a dig at Colbert's SuperPAC, which he launched ahead of the presidential election that year.

"You said you'd never come on here," Colbert said at the top of that interview, an Ash Wednesday cross on his forehead. "Do you often break your promises?" he asked.

“This is part of my Lent resolution — to do good works, be kind to Republicans,” she quipped. “So here I am.”

Return status qualifies Pelosi as what Colbert calls one of his "friends of the show."

Making the rounds, Pelosi will also appear on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" this week.

The minority leader is hoping to use both forums to trumpet the Democrats' newly launched campaign theme, dubbed “Middle Class Jumpstart," which is designed to highlight the differences between the parties when it comes to economic policy priorities.

Pelosi's interview on "The Colbert Report" will air Monday at 11:30 p.m. Her appearance on "Morning Joe" will air at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday.