CBS Late Show Host: Impeach Trump Now Because ‘Three Years Is Enough’
Stephen Colbert blasted President during show
CBS Late Show host, Stephen Colbert, said President Donald Trump's impeachment trial "should happen" because three years in office is “really [long] enough.”
Colbert noted that 11 million people tuned in to watch the live impeachment proceedings, for what he believes may be “the greatest abuse of power ever by a U.S. president.”
The host also blasted senators for apparently lacking the conviction of their beliefs.
“Day one of the impeachment trial drew 11 million viewers. That’s a lot of people,” Colbert said.
“That’s not Super Bowl ratings, but it’s at least Puppy Bowl ratings," he added.
"But that’s not fair to compare puppies to US Senators – the puppies still have their balls.”
Colbert then explained how Democratic House managers were trying to keep the case against the president straightforward.
Congressman Jerry Nadler listed "The ABCs of high crimes and misdemeanors,” which included betrayal of the nation, corruption of elections, and abuse of power.
But Colbert provided some of his own reasons:
“ABCs, oh, that’s good," he began.
"Let me try the impeachment one, two, three’s,” Colbert continued.
“Trump never won (one) the popular vote; he’s too (two) corrupt to have the job, and three years is really enough.”
The Dynamic Impeachment Duo Is Starting To Fall Apart— Neon Nettle (@NeonNettle) January 23, 2020
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Last year, Neon Nettle reported a majority of voters to oppose impeaching and removing President Donald Trump from office, according to a new Quinnipiac University national poll.
The poll showed registered voters oppose removing the president from office by a 51-45 margin.
Quinnipiac’s poll also found that independents opposed impeaching and removing the president by a 52-44 margin.
The poll figures came the same day Democrats announced they would file two articles of impeachment against the president, one for abuse of power and one for obstruction of Congress - but no bribery.