The “Late Show” host noted that over the past week the Justice Department had About 40 new summons issued To those close to the former president regarding the January 6 attack on the US Capitol by Trump supporters. The summons were specifically aimed at eliciting information on members of the legislative branch who attempted to “obstruct, affect, obstruct or delay” the certification of the 2020 election.
“I’m told we have footage of Josh Hawley’s reaction when he heard the news,” Colbert said, before rolling what is now the most famous footage of the senator from Missouri:
“Run, Josh, run!” Colbert cracked.
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