Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) is not taking a late-night segment about him lightly. He fired back at host Stephen Colbert on Saturday after the CBS host filmed a segment on Capitol Hill mocking the California Republican over his recently released intelligence memo.
Nunes said that the segment showed how 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.”
The Colbert mockery of Nunes aired on Friday’s “The Late Show.” Colbert went to Capitol Hill to release his own “memo” to lawmakers. Appearing with Colbert were Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), who is the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, and Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.).
Colbert presented Schiff with his own “memo,” and asked Schiff to read it 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 Colbert visited Flake’s office saying that 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.
The segment from Colbert comes just weeks after the two memos were release by both parties on Capitol Hill. The Nunes memo alleges abuse of surveillance powers at the Justice Department and the Democrat’s memo tries to rebut those allegations.
You can watch Colbert’s segment below. Let us know what you think about this late night “humor.”
Credit: The Hill