Stephen Colbert Mocks Louie Gohmert’s Conspiracy Chart: ‘Let’s Play Candyland’


On Friday night, Stephen Colbert had some fun at the expense of Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) for his conspiracy chart he displayed during the Jeff Sessions hearing this week.

At the hearing, Gohmert used the chart to connect Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Special Counsel Robert Mueller to the corruption that took place during the Obama administration, which he thought “stinks to high heaven.”

“Yes, it does stink because Louie Gohmert just charted,” Colbert quipped. “Stupid, but deadly.”

For further analysis, Colbert had that exact chart made for his show, which he called the “Mouth of Madness.”

“Let’s play Candyland,” he told his audience.”

The Late Show host began at Barack Obama and followed a line that hit former National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes, and followed another line that hit Obama again elsewhere in the chart.

“My God, there’s two of them!” Colbert exclaimed. “Is the second one still eligible to be president?!? Please!”

Colbert pointed out how some of the lines in the chart “get trickier,” like the one connecting The Clinton Foundation to Rosatom, which he believed was Roseanne Barr and Tom Arnold‘s celebrity couple name. He also pointed out Fast & Furious, which he thought was “showing at the movie theater on this mall map.”

“And there you have it: The complex network of power and cash that Hillary Clinton cynically leveraged to gain complete control… of absolutely nothing,” Colbert said.

He presented his own chart that laid out the scandal that connected the Trump campaign to Russia. And it’s a lot simpler.

“Louie Gohmert, give me a call if this is too complicated for you,” he told the congressman.

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