Devin Nunes Fires Back at Colbert For Mocking Him: ‘Great Example’ of Hollywood Attacking GOP
It would appear that House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) is not a big fan of Late Show host Stephen Colbert.
For his Friday night show, Colbert filmed a skit in which he traveled to Capitol Hill to deliver his own “memo” to Intel Committee Ranking Member Adam Schiff (D-CA). Colbert’s memo said “Devin Nunes is a [REDACTED],” with the comedian telling Schiff that “we’re not allowed to release that information.” The late-night host also ran into Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ), leading Colbert to make a joke about Nunes being a dairy farmer.
“Former dairy farmer? Really? Because he seems to be milking it right now,” he told Flake.
With Colbert’s segment obviously satirizing the dueling memos released from the committee in recent weeks, Nunes told Fox News’ Neil Cavuto this morning that this just shows that the left controls mainstream media, universities and entertainment and uses these institutions to go after conservatives.
“Yeah, well, I think this is the danger that we have in this country, this is an example of it,” Nunes said in response to Cavuto asking him his thoughts on the segment. “The left controls not only the universities in the country but also control Hollywood in this country and the mainstream media, so it is conservatives in this country are under attack and, I think, this is a great example of it.”
The California Republican added that he hopes they “continue to do it” because they have no proof that there was collusion between the Trump campaign and Russians while he and other GOPers have shown “clear proof” that Democrats colluded with Russians to spy on the Trump campaign.
“So I enjoy the attacks,” Nunes said.
Cavuto wanted to know if Colbert tried to reach out to Nunes for the segment. The lawmaker said not that he knew of but that he didn’t actually know.
Watch the clip above, via Fox News.
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