(KCPW News) Republican Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz is seething over the decision to invite satirical Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert to testify before the House immigration subcommittee today. Although he’s a member of the subcommittee, Chaffetz chose to fly back to Utah early and skip the hearing.
“I mean, he’s the best fake newscaster out there, and if they’re gonna have a fake hearing, OK, well whatever, I didn’t need to participate in that skit,” he told KCPW.
Chaffetz calls the event “embarrassing” for the Democrats, especially considering how he feels about the subcommittee’s other accomplishments, or lack thereof.
“In the 21 months that I’ve been there, being on the subcommittee, having sponsored many pieces of legislation and resolutions dealing with immigration, never, never did we have a meeting to discuss a serious piece of immigration law. Never!” said Chaffetz.
Chaffetz once appeared on Colbert’s program, where he lost a leg wrestling match to the host. Listen to a conversation with the Congressman from Politics Up Close.