Nunes responds to Colbert segment: 'Conservatives in this country are under attack'

Rep. Devin NunesDevin Gerald NunesSunday shows preview: Bipartisan infrastructure talks drag on; Democrats plow ahead with Jan. 6 probe Lawmakers spend more on personal security in wake of insurrection Tucker Carlson claims NSA leaked private emails to journalists MORE (R-Calif.) fired back at late-night host Stephen Colbert on Saturday after Colbert filmed a segment on Capitol Hill mocking Nunes over his recently released intelligence memo, saying the segment showed conservatives "are under attack.”

“Well, I think this is the danger that we have in this country, this is an example of it,” Nunes, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, told Fox News's Neil Cavuto.

“The left controls not only the universities in this country, but they also control Hollywood in this country, and the mainstream media,” he continued. “So … conservatives in this country are under attack and, I think this is a great example of it.”

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“I hope they continue to do it.”

In a segment that aired on Friday’s “The Late Show,” Colbert traveled to Capitol Hill to release his own “memo” to lawmakers. Two lawmakers appeared in the segment — Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffOfficers offer harrowing accounts at first Jan. 6 committee hearing Live coverage: House panel holds first hearing on Jan. 6 probe Five things to watch as Jan. 6 panel begins its work MORE (Calif.), the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, and Sen. Jeff FlakeJeffrey (Jeff) Lane FlakeBiden nominates former Sen. Tom Udall as New Zealand ambassador Biden to nominate Jane Hartley as UK ambassador: report The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Goldman Sachs - Voting rights will be on '22, '24 ballots MORE (R-Ariz.).

Colbert presented Schiff with his own “memo” similar to the two documents released by Republicans and Democrats on the committee in recent weeks. Colbert asked the California Democrat to read the memo out loud.

“It says, ‘Devin Nunes is a,’ and then it’s redacted,” Schiff said.

“We’re not allowed to release that information,” Colbert said. “CBS won’t let me say it on air either.”

Later in the segment, Colbert visited Flake’s office, saying he was the “only Republican” who would read his memo on television.

“Do you have any guesses as to what it might say underneath?” Colbert said, referring to the redaction about Nunes.

“Californian? Public servant? Former dairy farmer?” Flake guessed.

“Former dairy farmer? Really? Because he seems to be milking it right now,” Colbert replied.

Colbert’s segment comes weeks after the two dueling memos were released on Capitol Hill. The memo authored by GOP staff for Nunes alleges abuse of surveillance powers at the Justice Department, allegations Democrats sought to rebut with their own memo.