Sure, why not: Stephen Colbert to testify about immigration before House committee — in character
I thought the Daily Caller must have been suckered, but no, apparently, this is really and truly happening. Could be a fun way for Pelosi to spend her last days as speaker, though, yes? Have Colby in this week on immigration, Jon Stewart and Jerry Seinfeld next week on health care, Sarah Silverman the week after that on abortion (a barnburner!), and so forth. Maybe have Franken come down the hall from the Senate to do some improv with them. Cancel the recess; held over by popular demand!
Gee, why would they possibly object to Colbert mugging it up in front of a House committee? After all, it isn't as if immigration, or more specifically illegal immigration, is an important topic.One Republican source said Colbert will be testifying “in character,” the Bill O’Reilly-like muse Colbert uses for his show.
A Judiciary Committee spokeswoman, confirming Colbert would testify, said the hearing matter was a “serious issue . . . this is not a TV stunt.”
Some Republicans have already expressed unhappiness with Colbert witnessing at the hearing, thinking it would make light of a serious issue.
If I'm not mistaken, isn't Colbert's claim to fame making fun of Republicans? How appropriate. Perhaps they can hold the hearing in a junior high boy's locker room. Sounds like the perfect venue to me.