On Thursday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi made the media rounds to promote the “Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light On Spending in Elections” Act, the DISCLOSE Act.
Pelosi had said earlier on MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show” that this legislation, along with a Constitutional amendment overturning the “Citizens United” decision, was part of her plan to thwart attempts to “undermine our democracy”
But in a later broadcast, on Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report,” Pelosi won the favor of the show’s host Stephen Colbert who, thanks to Citizens United, is operating his own super PAC, “Making a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow.”
Colbert proposed a deal to support the DISCLOSE Act if Pelosi would use her influence to get Democratic members of the House to appear on his program’s “Better Know a District” series. That segment dates back several years and features Colbert interviewing a member from every U.S. congressional district.
COLBERT: Can we make a deal?
COLBERT: This DISCLOSE Act, is it important to you?
PELOSI: Yes, it’s very important.
COLBERT: If I throw my weight behind the DISCLOSE Act — if I support the DISCLOSE ACT, will you encourage the
Democratic members of the House of Representatives to do my “Better Know a District” series?
PELOSI: It’s a deal.
COLBERT: It’s a deal.