“I’ve rarely been as angry as I was tonight,” the host told viewers Wednesday night after what he described as “the most shocking, tragic, least surprising” thing he has ever seen

Exactly two months ago, after President Donald Trump responded by declaring victory on his election loss, Stephen Colbert suppressed tears during his monologue when he told viewers: “We all knew he was going to do what I did What I didn’t know is that it would hurt so much ”

The Late Show host cracked the jokes again Wednesday night and went live on CBS to share his appalled reaction to the act of violent uprising earlier in the day fueled by the president’s election lies

“I really want to do the show we are doing right now,” began Colbert. “And I really don’t want to do the show either. Because Lord has mercy, there are some dark topics that we occasionally talk about on the show, but I’ve rarely been as upset as I was tonight ”

The host spoke directly to Republican Congressmen who support Trump and asked, “Have you had enough? Guess whose supporters want to burn down the Reichstag after pampering this president’s fascist rhetoric for five years? “

“Who could have seen this coming?” Colbert asked, “Everyone! Even dummies like me. This is the most shocking, tragic, and least surprising thing I’ve ever seen. For years, cowards, people tell you that if you keep the president talking about ours, it’s going to be a terrible situation.” Letting democracy lie and then go along with that lie and say that if you know he is not, it is right to be paid price But you just never thought you had to pay for it ”

From there, he picked Sen out of Josh Hawley (R-MO), who was caught on camera, “raised your stupid fist to the mob outside the Capitol” on the first line of the night that might be considered a joke, Colbert said, “It’s like Black Power, but the opposite. It really should have a name for it. And of course he has to keep his fist closed because when he opens it you can see all the blood on his hands”

Then the Fox News host recorded, “You think maybe years of peddling his conspiracy theories had something to do with this?” Colbert asked, mocking the network for claiming its “news” and “opinion” pages were different. Like the “lubricated catheters” they sell during commercial breaks, he said, “You know where your excuses are going and can skip lubrication ”

Colbert’s even longer-than-usual monologue lasted another 10 minutes when he attacked President Trump for claiming to support “law and order” while encouraging his henchmen to forcibly overtake the U. Main Building “If I say that, I’ll be arrested for instigating a riot,” he said. “But of course you can’t arrest the president for another 15 days ”

“Now I have already said that violence is the last refuge of the incompetent,” Colbert later said. “And if the last four years have taught us anything, there are many incompetent people in our leadership”

Looking to 2022, “If all of these no-mistake Republicans are responsible for what happened today and are running for re-election, he said,” Let’s remember them for who they stand for showed today: cynical cowards who believe the voters shouldn’t be able to decide who rules this country Let’s hope the voters prove them all wrong ”

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