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That would cause the U.S. to default on its debt, and could lead to higher prices, massive job losses and a recession, “The Late Show” host noted.
Colbert did away with the turtle comparisons that comics and critics have turned to over the years, and came up with a new one for McConnell: the Great Goblin from “The Hobbit” film:
— The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) September 29, 2021
Colbert’s audience jeered.
“I’m not sure if you’re booing for McConnell or the goblin,” Colbert joked. “They’re both bad guys.”
Colbert then gave McConnell another comparison ― not about his appearance, but his notion of bipartisanship.
Check it out in his Tuesday night monologue:
This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.