Stephen Colbert tore into Fox News and its star host, Sean Hannity, on Wednesday over new revelations that the right-wing community’s largest names have been advising former President Donald Trump within the run-up to the Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol.
Earlier this week, the House choose committee investigating the assault launched textual content messages Hannity despatched on the time to then-White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows.
“Hannity clearly knew what was coming,” Colbert stated. “I wouldn’t be surprised if the former president planned this coup with the knowledge of the entire Fox News lineup ― including the commercials.”
For that final bit, Colbert confirmed a picture of MyPillow boss and longtime Fox News advertiser Mike Lindell with Trump.
One message particularly stood out to the “Late Show” host. On Jan. 5, Hannity wrote to Meadows that he was “very worried about the next 48 hours.”
“So, he either had advanced knowledge of the plot or he had just eaten three Taco Bell Burrito Supremes,” Colbert stated. “Either way, he knew the next 48 hours was going to bring chaos.”
See extra in Colbert’s Wednesday evening monologue: