Late-night talk show host Stephen Colbert compared Taliban soldiers who overtook the country of Afghanistan to the protesters who stormed Capitol Hill on Jan. 6 during a segment on his show.
The host of “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” was offering his insight and opinions on President Joe Biden’s speech on Monday night, according to Fox News, in which the president defended his decision to withdraw troops from the country as the Taliban advanced.
“He’s right,” Colbert began in a released clip from the show, apparently agreeing with certain points of Biden’s speech. “We have had troops there for 20 years. They fought, they sacrificed.”
Stephen Colbert likens Trump voters to the Taliban: “Why should our soldiers be fighting radicals in a Civil War in Afghanistan? We’ve got our own on Capitol Hill.” pic.twitter.com/XztIatECGS
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Colbert added that the families of troops had also sacrificed “so that we wouldn’t have a terrorist attack, in America, planned in a foreign country.”
The Late Show host then hypothetically asked his audience, “Why should our soldiers be fighting radicals in a civil war in Afghanistan? We got our own on Capitol Hill.”
The audience let out a few laughs,