The Late Show host noted that during the past week, the Department of Justice issued about 40 new subpoenas to those close to the former president regarding the January 6 attack on the US Capitol, which was carried out by Trump supporters. The subpoenas were specifically intended to obtain information on members of the legislature who attempted to “obstruct, influence, obstruct, or delay” the ratification of the 2020 election.
“I was told we had footage of Josh Hawley’s reaction when he heard the news,” Colbert said, before posting what is now the most famous footage of the Missouri senator.
“Run, Josh, run!” Colbert cracked.
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