Stephen Colbert knocked members of Congress for passing a bill that eliminates an Obama-era internet privacy rule, calling it a decision that not a single constituent would want.

"Anybody here use the internet?" Colbert asked the audience on Wednesday night’s "Late Show."

"Might want to knock that off, because Congress has now voted to allow internet providers to sell your web-browsing history,” he said to boos. “Now might be a good time to clear your browser history.”


"This is what's wrong with Washington, D.C. I guarantee you, there is not one person, not one voter of any political stripe anywhere in America, who asked for this,” he continued. "No one. No one in America stood up at a town hall said, 'Sir, I demand you let somebody else make money off my shameful desires!’ ”

Colbert shamed lawmakers for “publicly taking the side of big internet cable companies.”

The rule would have placed restrictions on internet service providers to classify certain consumer data — such as browsing history, app usage, and financial and medical information — as “sensitive.”

“The only thing less popular would be if they passed a bill allowing traffic jams to call you during dinner to give you gonorrhea,” Colbert added.

The show host also mocked Rep. Marsha BlackburnMarsha BlackburnHillicon Valley: Intel chief creates new election security position | Privacy groups want role in new tech task force | Republicans urge Trump not to delay Pentagon cloud contract Advocates urge senators to work with consumer groups on privacy law Hillicon Valley: Trump seeks review of Pentagon cloud-computing contract | FTC weighs updating kids' internet privacy rules | Schumer calls for FaceApp probe | Report says states need more money to secure elections MORE (R-Tenn.), the author of the bill.

"Consumer privacy is something we all want to protect,” Blackburn said in a clip from the House floor. "And consumer privacy will continue to be protected and will actually be enhanced by removing the uncertainty and confusion this rule will create.”

Colbert fired back: "I know what's in her internet history: 'How to spout bullshit.’ ”

The bill, which passed the House 215-205 on Tuesday, is headed to President Trump, who is expected to sign it into law.