Colbert: rips into GOP over leaks (video)


During Friday’s broadcast of CBS’s The Late Show, host Stephen Colbert took shots at Senate Republicans for keeping their health care bill under wraps and joked that it’s the only thing in D.C. that hasn’t been leaked to the press.

Colbert said during his monologue that GOP senators have “very quietly been hard at work this week on their plan to repeal Obamacare,” in reference to criticism that lawmakers have been secretly constructing the highly anticipated bill behind closed doors.

“What’s in it?” Colbert sarcastically asked. “Who knows.” Then, inserted a jab that their “foolproof plan” was by not letting anyone else see it.

“Yes, yes,” Colbert said as his audience erupted in laughter. “Somehow, your health insurance is the one piece of classified information that no one has leaked yet.”

The late night host continued to blast Senate Republicans for not opening up their bill for public discussion.

“The Senate healthcare bill is so very secret, it’s like, it’s like the healthcare bill is the next season of ‘Game of Thrones,'” the host quipped of the infamously spoiler-proof TV show. “And yet, somehow, more people will die.”

Earlier on Friday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren‘s (D-Mass.) took aim at Senate Republicans during an interview on “CBS This Morning” for allegedly not allowing Democrats “in the room” with the healthcare bill.

“Right now, the Senate Republican leadership has 13 men locked behind doors, negotiating what they’re going to do on a healthcare bill — won’t let Democrats in the room to even see the bill,” Warren said Friday. “We need to be able to see this bill, not to decide a month later that it’s ‘mean’ after it becomes law.”

H/T: The Hill

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