CBS’s Stephen Colbert compares the Taliban to Americans in Capitol Riot

CBS’s Stephen Colbert on Monday compared the Taliban to supporters of former President Donald Trump who raided the Capitol on Jan. 6.

The “Late Show” host praised President Biden’s widely panned speech on the botched withdrawal from Afghanistan that has seen the Taliban swiftly retake control of the country. Biden returned from vacation on Monday to defend the botched troop withdrawal he ordered.

“He’s right,” Colbert said. “Why should our soldiers be fighting radicals in a civil war in Afghanistan? We’ve got our own on Capitol Hill.”

As Colbert made the comment, the audience laughed when an image from the Jan. 6 Capitol riot appeared on screen.- READ MORE