On Thursday evening US Capitol Police arrested a group of staffers affiliated with CBS’s program The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. The group were arrested after they allegedly entered the Longworth House Office Building office illegally.
Earlier in the day the group of seven Colbert staffers were escorted out of the Jan. 6 hearing due to not having the correct press credentials. They reentered the building after hours and were charged with illegal entry to House office buildings.
A TMZ report further detailed the situation:
Several staffers from Stephen Colbert late night CBS talk show got busted at the U.S. Capitol … after they allegedly made an unlawful entry into the building.
Robert Smigel, the voice of Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, was among the 9 people arrested by U.S. Capitol Police and charged with illegal entry … according to Fox News.
The “Late Show With Stephen Colbert” staffers were arrested after taking pictures and videos near the offices of House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Rep. Lauren Boebert.
Capitol police say the building was closed to visitors Thursday night, and the staffers were there without the proper ID and were on their own.
What’s more, USCP says the same group was booted from Capitol earlier in the day during the Jan. 6 committee hearings.
The incident remains under investigations and USCP says the ‘Colbert’ staffers could face additional criminal charges.
The U.S. Capitol Police released a statement about the situation that stated, “On June 16, 2022, at approximately 8:30 p.m., U.S. Capitol Police (USCP) received a call for a disturbance in the Longworth House Office Building. Responding officers observed seven individuals, unescorted and without Congressional ID, in a sixth-floor hallway. The building was closed to visitors, and these individuals were determined to be a part of a group that had been directed by the USCP to leave the building earlier in the day. They were charged with Unlawful Entry.”
Colbert nor anyone from his team have commented on the arrests of his staffers and his show this week was a rerun.
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