Stephen Colbert’s production team arrested after trespassing at Capitol building

Members of late-night host Stephen Colbert’s team were arrested Friday after overstaying their welcome at the U.S. Capitol building in their attempt to interview J6 committee members.

According to a Fox News report, seven members of Colbert’s team were arrested by Capitol Police.

The arrests

“The group of seven people were arrested in the Longworth House Office Building after being escorted out of the Jan. 6 committee hearing earlier in the day because they did not have proper press credentials, according to sources,” Fox News reported.

“The same group resurfaced later on Thursday night after the Capitol complex was closed to public visitors and Fox News is told that they took videos and pictures around the offices of two Republican members of Congress, Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy R-Calif. and Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo,” it added. “A senior source in the U.S House of Representatives told Fox News that seven individuals associated with Stephen Colbert’s show were arrested.”

The situation

For a program that has continually mocked Trump and the Jan. 6 riots, the arrest of Colbert’s staff members is an odd twist.

The report is also strange as it takes place a year and a half after the event.

“On Wednesday, June 15 and Thursday, June 16, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog was on-site at the Capitol with a production team to record interviews for a comedy segment on behalf of ‘The Late Show.’ Their interviews at the Capitol were authorized and pre-arranged through Congressional aides of the members interviewed,” CBS told Fox News.

“After leaving the members’ offices on their last interview of the day, the production team stayed to film stand-ups and other final comedy elements in the halls when they were detained by Capitol Police,” the spokesperson added.

The new report is one of many interesting changes to occur as the House select committee continues its one-sided investigation.

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