Colbert to address Dems on Friday

LANSDOWNE, Va. – House Democrats will conclude their annual retreat here with a dose of levity: Comedian Stephen Colbert will speak to their caucus on Friday.

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) invited the popular satirist, who plays a conservative commentator that regularly denounces Democrats and lampoons Republicans on his Comedy Central show.

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Colbert will have the tables turned on Friday; after making remarks to the caucus, he will be interviewed in front of House Democrats by Pelosi.

“We assume this is Stephen Colbert’s attempt at bipartisanship,” Pelosi spokesman Drew Hammill explained.

Colbert’s appearance will be closed to the press. Former President Bill ClintonBill ClintonCongress needs to assert the war power against a dangerous president House Dems push to censure Trump over Charlottesville response Too many Americans with insurance are being denied coverage MORE will also be delivering private remarks to the caucus on Friday.

Colbert will be speaking to a group that his sister, Elizabeth Colbert-Busch, is seeking to join. Colbert-Busch recently launched a bid for the Democratic nomination in the special election to replace Rep. Tim ScottTim ScottRepublican lawmakers criticize Trump response to Charlottesville Trump turns on GOP Congress Reporter drops notebook, hits GOP senator on head during late-night session MORE (R-S.C.) in the House.

Caucus Chairman Xavier BecerraXavier BecerraCourt rules allowing Dem states to defend ObamaCare payments California Dem sworn in as House member after delay Party leaders spar over swearing in of Becerra replacement MORE (D-Calif.) announced Colbert’s appearance to House Democrats on Thursday. It was first reported by Politico.