Stephen Colbert admires Minnesota Congresswoman — and amateur hypnotist — Michele Bachmann’s recent crusade to root out Muslim extremists from the U.S. government.
Bachmann and several fellow Republicans accused top Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin of being affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood. Bachmann’s proof? Zilch.
Still, Colbert is concerned. “Exhibit A: Did you know the congressional cafeteria serves crescent rolls? That is nothing more than warm, buttery jihad.”
Newt Gingrich this week went on CNN to defend Bachmann’s crusade, telling Wolf Blitzer that it’s worth investigating because, well, something might turn up.
“It takes a brave man to randomly accuse someone of something horrible based on no evidence, and then demand they refute the evidence you don’t have,” Colbert said. “So tonight I am accusing Newt Gingrich of being a baby-eating werewolf.”
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