Stephen ColbertStephen Tyrone ColbertSeth Rogen says he's not in a feud with 'fascist' Ted Cruz, whose 'words caused people to die' Warren says Republican Party 'eating itself and it is discovering that the meal is poisonous' Jeff Bezos roasted for buying yacht so big it comes with smaller support yacht MORE asked Republicans “have you had enough” during his live edition of "The Late Show" on CBS Wednesday night after the Capitol was overtaken by a mob of pro-Trump supporters.

Colbert condemned Republican lawmakers who have backed President TrumpDonald TrumpVirginia GOP gubernatorial nominee acknowledges Biden was 'legitimately' elected Biden meets with DACA recipients on immigration reform Overnight Health Care: States begin lifting mask mandates after new CDC guidance | Walmart, Trader Joe's will no longer require customers to wear masks | CDC finds Pfizer, Moderna vaccines 94 percent effective in health workers MORE in a scathing monologue after rioters overwhelmed Capitol Police and forcibly entered the Capitol, forcing its evacuation.

“I’ve rarely been as upset as I am tonight and I’m sure you are too,” Colbert started his monologue by saying. 


“Hey Republicans who supported this president, especially the ones in the joint session of Congress today: Have you had enough?” he said. “After five years of coddling this president’s fascist rhetoric, guess whose followers want to burn down the Reichstag? Because today, the U.S. Capitol was overrun for the first time since 1814, and a woman died.”

“This is the most shocking, most tragic, least surprising thing I’ve ever seen,” Colbert continued.

“For years now, people have been telling you cowards that if you let the president lie about our democracy over and over and then join him in that lie and say he’s right when you know for a fact that he is not, there will be a terrible price to pay. But you just never thought you’d have to pay it too.”

At least four people died amid the chaos at the Capitol, including a woman who was shot by a plainclothes U.S. Capitol Police officer. 

The comedian specifically called out Republicans for prioritizing confirming judges over the past four years and supporting Trump to get that goal completed. 


“Those judges are really going to be working hard,” he said. “They’re gonna be busy throwing these idiots in jail and by idiots I include the Republicans who let this happen, like you Sen. Josh Hawley [R-Mo.] raising your stupid fist to the mob outside the Capitol.”

“Obviously, he has to keep his fist closed because if he opened it you’d see all the blood on his hands,” he added. 

Colbert spoke directly to Republican senators “who helped foment this insurrection” during the monologue, saying “Why’d you run away?”

“I mean these are your peeps,” he said. “They love you. Why didn't you hang out with your buddies, Marsha BlackburnMarsha BlackburnHillicon Valley: Global cybersecurity leaders say they feel unprepared for attack | Senate Commerce Committee advances Biden's FTC nominee Lina Khan | Senate panel approves bill that would invest billions in tech Senate Commerce Committee advances Biden's FTC nominee Lina Khan The Memo: Trump's critics face wrath of GOP base MORE [R-Tenn.], Kelly LoefflerKelly LoefflerGeorgia Republican secretary of state hits Loeffler as 'weak,' 'fake Trumper' Loeffler asks Georgia attorney general to investigate Raffensperger over 2020 election Former Rep. Doug Collins won't enter Georgia Senate race MORE [R-Ga.], Ron JohnsonRonald (Ron) Harold JohnsonAll congressional Democrats say they have been vaccinated: CNN Immigration experts say GOP senators questioned DHS secretary with misleading chart GOP split on counteroffer to Biden's spending MORE [R-Wis.], John ‘not that Kennedy’ Kennedy [R-La.] because you can run all you want for the rest of your lives, but you can never escape the responsibility of what you brought upon American democracy today.”

Colbert also directed blame to Fox News for the Capitol raid, saying, “You think maybe years of peddling his conspiracy theories had anything to do with this?”


“ ‘Come on, we’re just trying to turn a coin for Uncle Rupee, you know, sell a few lubricated catheters,’ ” Colbert said, while referencing News Corp Executive Chairman Rupert Murdoch. “Like those lubricated catheters, you know where you can stick your excuses and you can skip the lubrication.”

He ended his monologue labeling Republicans “who make no mistake are responsible for what happened today” running for reelection in 2022 as “cynical cowards who believe the voters should not get to choose who governs this country.”

“Let’s hope the voters prove them all wrong,” he said, before introducing his guests, Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy Klobuchar Klobuchar offers tribute to her father, who died Wednesday The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Cheney poised to be ousted; Biden to host big meeting Senate panel deadlocks in vote on sweeping elections bill MORE (D-Minn.) and Rep. Adam KinzingerAdam Daniel KinzingerKinzinger: GOP downplaying Capitol riot something 'out of North Korea' Trump critics push new direction for GOP Democrats fundraise off of vote to remove Cheney from GOP leadership MORE (R-Ill.).

Kinzinger on Thursday announced support for Trump's removal from office by invoking the 25th Amendment.