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“Are we great again yet?” Stephen Colbert slams Republicans over Capitol mob in furious monologue

"Are we great again yet?" Stephen Colbert slams Republicans over Capitol mob in furious monologue

Stephen Colbert is no stranger to showing emotion as he recaps the news of the day on The Late Show — but he told viewers on Wednesday’s monologue that he “[has] rarely been as upset as I am tonight.”

In Washington, D.C. earlier yesterday, a large crowd of President Donald Trump’s supporters violently stormed the U.S. Capitol. It’s a dark, foreboding day in American history, yet simultaneously unsurprising in light of Trump’s consistently inciting rhetoric.

The Senate had convened to confirm President-elect Joe Biden’s election win, but was forced to halt proceedings as a mob adorned in MAGA hats descended upon the building. The crowd waved Trump, American, and Confederate flags and chanted “Stop the steal” as they breached the Capitol. Some even got onto the empty Senate floor and into offices, looting and vandalising without the grossly inadequate security or police stopping them. Read more…

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