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Stephen Colbert’s House Judiciary subcommittee testimony: debacle or fiasco?

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Our own Chris Moody reports:

After hundreds of people lined up to hear Comedy Central personality Stephen Colbert testify before Congress on migrant farm workers, Maryland Michigan Democratic Rep. John Conyers asked him to leave the room without saying a word.

“I would like to recommend that now we got all this attention that you excuse yourself and you let us get on with the three witnesses and all the other members there,” Conyers said. “I’m asking you to leave the committee room completely, and submit your statement.”

After a few HILARIOUSLY AWKWARD minutes, Colbert was allowed to continue with the complete disaster. Jonathan Strong has a transcript.

Eventually, the Democrats are going to learn that just because something is a bad idea doesn’t mean they should do it.

P.S. Was Colbert’s testimony intended to distract from this? If so, good job.

Jim Treacher