Stephen Colbert tore into House Republicans for voting to repeal internet privacy rules on Wednesday.
Following Tuesday’s vote to allow internet service providers to share customers’ personal information (including browsing history) without their consent, the “Late Show” host said it was typical of “what’s wrong with Washington, D.C.”
“I guarantee you there is not one person, not one voter of any political stripe anywhere in America who asked for this,” said Colbert. “No one in America stood up at a town hall and said ’Sir, I demand you let somebody else make money off my shameful desires. Maybe blackmail me one day.’”
To “honor” the vote, the “Late Show” imagined what House Republicans have been searching for online:
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