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 ClintonRobert Siegel leaving NPR's 'All Things Considered' Press: Hillary's doomed bid Beyond Manafort: Both parties deal with pro-Russian Ukrainians 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 ScottLobbying World Juan Williams: The complicated story of black conservatism We need to pass the Anti-Semitism Awareness Act to fight hate and bigotry MORE (R-S.C.) in the House.
Caucus Chairman Xavier BecerraXavier BecerraBecerra: Calif. under 'no obligation' to uphold Trump's unconstitutional order Becerra fires back: 'We're not in the business of deportation' Sunday shows preview: Trump stares down 100-day mark MORE (D-Calif.) announced Colbert’s appearance to House Democrats on Thursday. It was first reported by Politico.