Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel: Jimmy Kimmel gleefully announced on air Thursday night that a far-right militia leader and 10 others had been arrested for their roles in the 6 January attack on the Capitol. Kimmel stressed the gravity of the sedition allegation. “It’s on the same level as treason.
“The notion of seditious conspiracy is essentially two or more persons conspiring to remove the government by force,” he continued.
In the words of your mother: “If your friend leapt off a bridge, would you jump off one too?” Those that responded affirmatively are listed here.
As Kimmel put it, Stewart Rhodes, 56, the leader of the far-right Oath Keepers and a “cross between Captain Hook and Captain Crunch,” was the most prominent person arrested.
Stephen Colbert Wants Hard Time for the Oath Keepers 11
Colbert joked, “If this pandemic were a movie, it would be Tenet,” which is a brand name for a healthcare provider. It’s beyond my comprehension, and I desperately want it to end (which, ironically, would be the start).
He remarked, “The allegations were a bit of a surprise because allegedly it’s extremely tough to show sedition,” but added, “but he did suggest that everyone opposing Donald Trump should anticipate a ‘bloody, bloody civil war,’ so how hard could it be, really?”
The Justice Department has defined the Oath Keepers as “a vast but loosely organised collection of individuals, some of whom are linked with militias” in a statement.
Another recent survey indicated that the average American spends one-third of their awake time using a mobile device. “Does that just sound low to me, or does anyone else agree?” This puzzled Kimmel. “I think I was dreaming about Wordle last night.”
The arrest of 11 persons connected to the 6 January revolt for seditious conspiracy is “no slap on the wrist,” Stephen Colbert stated on The Late Show. They could spend up to 20 years in jail if convicted.
I’ll be honest and say that was very poor; yet, was I missing something? The late-night host Colbert said. To paraphrase, “Like if you tried to take down the government, you should go away for longer than one Billie Eilish.”
A seditious conspiracy allegation is notoriously difficult to prove, but the government presented evidence showing Rhodes had urged his followers to “load up on ammo” and get ready for “full-on combat in the streets” in the days leading up to 6 January.
And there was a war, and it was a war they lost,” Colbert remarked. “At long last, the sedition we witnessed unfold on live television is being prosecuted. Eventually, the federal government will unmask the president’s anonymous order to kill innocent people.
Colbert’s faith in the DOJ was being restored by the charges, but he was still losing it with the Supreme Court, which on Thursday blocked Biden’s vaccine mandate for major employers by a decision of 6-3 along ideological lines.
For crying out loud, Supremes! He asked, “What do you know about major corporations as employers?” You’re a startup with nine employees and a dress code of Hefty bags that hit just above the ankles.
The conservative majority wrote in an unsigned judgement, “Although Congress has undeniably granted Osha [Occupational Safety and Health Administration] the ability to control occupational risks, it has not given that agency the power to regulate public health more broadly.”
But Covid poses a threat to workers! As expected, Colbert chimed in with his thoughts. For what reason do you suppose that everyone who has the option to do so is instead pursuing a career in remote work? Maybe they just enjoy watching their partner become angry with the Roomba, as you suggest.
On Late Night, Seth Meyers discussed the House select committee’s inquiry into the attack on January 6th, and how they have asked House minority leader Kevin McCarthy to help them with their probe.
The committee has been stonewalled by McCarthy, who previously condemned the rioters but has recently re-allied with Trump.
“I mean no offence, but why are they asking Kevin McCarthy for information now?” Inquisitive Meyers pondered. A committee that proceeds at the pace of a Jane Austen romance is clearly not working.
How did you entice him to come? However, I hope he is subpoenaed, partly because it would be hilarious to watch him try to evade the sheriff.
Meyers stated that it would be simple for McCarthy to remain anonymous by displaying a picture of a bunch of white male Republicans.