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.
“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 ClintonHillary Clinton under microscope at inauguration The story of the Trump transition, as told in 57 @RealDonaldTrump tweets Bill Clinton accusers snap picture at Trump gala 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 ScottHaley slams United Nations, echoing Trump DeVos vows to be advocate for 'great' public schools Trump education pick to face Warren, Sanders MORE (R-S.C.) in the House.
Caucus Chairman Xavier BecerraXavier BecerraPoll: Former Sanders staffer gains steam in race to replace Xavier Becerra Mortgages rise out of reach for many Latinos House Hispanic Dems vie for more committee assignments MORE (D-Calif.) announced Colbert’s appearance to House Democrats on Thursday. It was first reported by Politico.