by Brandon Butler
Stephen Colbert: ‘Republicans have to speak up. All of them.’ 11/6/2020

The Hollywood Reporter:

After President Donald Trump made a speech Thursday in which he repeated claims that there were fraudulent votes in the 2020 presidential contest and that the election was rigged, The Late Show host Stephen Colbert blasted the president for trying to “poison American democracy.”

Visibly upset over Trump’s speech, Colbert said at the top of his show that he was “dressed for a funeral” because Trump “tried really hard to kill something” in his speech. Colbert explained that for over 15 minutes, Trump stated “nonsensical stuff” and “lied” to the American people. […]

“What I didn’t know is that it would hurt so much,” Colbert said. “I didn’t expect this to break my heart. For him to cast a dark shadow on our most sacred right from the briefing room in the White House, our house. Not his. That is devastating.”

Colbert cares deeply for this nation and democracy; his heartbreak is real. Mitch McConnell is a coward and an embarrassment, but that’s expected of him. The remaining Republicans, however, have an opportunity to step onto the right side of history, if only briefly, and speak up. This is a Late Night monologue you don’t want to miss.