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Stephen Colbert Rips the ‘Geezers’ on the Senate Judiciary Committee

Liberal TV host targeted Sen. Chuck Grassley for setting a deadline for Christine Blasey Ford's testimony against Brett Kavanaugh

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Stephen Colbert, one of the stars of late-night television, weighed in on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the decades-old sexual misconduct allegation against him from Californian Christine Blasey Ford.

Although many have called for Ford to testify during Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings in order to determine whether her accusation has credibility, Ford has made clear she needs certain criteria met before she ever speaks a word to the Senate Judiciary Committee.

One request that she and her lawyers seem to have backed away from is the demand that the FBI investigate her claims first.

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) was one lawmaker who disagreed with Ford’s original demand to have the FBI launch an inquiry before she testifies.

Colbert was not a fan of Grassley’s position.

The late-night host targeted a public statement from Grassley.

“But Grassley wants to assure her that someone’s on the case, writing, ‘I certainly understand and respect Dr. Ford’s desire for an investigation of her allegations. That is precisely what the Senate is doing.’ OK, but have you seen who’s on the Senate Judiciary Committee? I wouldn’t trust these geezers to investigate a restaurant menu,” he said.

He continued, “‘I would like a scoop of chicken salad served in half a cantaloupe.’ ‘Sir, you’re speaking into a mailbox.’ ‘Okay, tuna salad on a pineapple.’ Grassley says it’s not appropriate for the FBI to investigate, and he’s insisting Blasey Ford must testify on Monday and has set 10:00 a.m. Friday as the deadline to hear back from her. Obviously, the U.S. Senate’s known for two things: moving at lightning speed and not caring what abused women have to say about Supreme Court nominees.”

Colbert then suggested the representatives on the Senate Judiciary Committee “don’t care” about Ford’s testimony, and he even went after Grassley for setting a deadline for Ford to decide on testifying, as well as the senator’s giving her options.

“Obviously, the U.S. Senate’s known for two things: moving at lightning speed and not caring what abused women have to say about Supreme Court nominees.”

In an interview with the media, Grassley said Ford can feel free to speak to a committee in an “open session or closed session” or a “public or private interview.”

That would seem to be exactly what a leftist like Colbert would want — but it wasn’t good enough.

The late-night host then mocked Grassley’s voice and found his inner Dr. Seuss when he joked, “She’s got four ways. She can testify in a box, she can testify with a fox. I do not like this mouthy ma’am, I’d rather hear from Lindsey Graham.”

Watch the clip from Colbert’s show below:

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