Colbert: Republicans "Just Kicked America In The Balls" With Obamacare Replacement


On Thursday night's broadcast of The Late Show host Stephen Colbert gave his take on the Obamacare replacement passed by Republicans in the House of Representatives earlier that day.

"So they did it!" Colbert said of the House bill. "Obamacare is finally, officially dead is something they can say once the bill goes to the Senate then gets out of committee, is debated on the floor where amendments can be added then the Senate votes on their bill which is sent to conference committee where the differences between the two bills are ironed out then voted on in the House and Senate again then sent to the White House for the president to sign. Which is why Republicans were chanting, 'We're number one-third of the way through a very complex process.'"

"After the vote, one reporter ran into [White House Chief Of Staff] Reince Priebus who told her, the president stepped up and helped punt the ball into the end zone. Yes, a punt into the end zone. Accurate because it gets you zero points and gives your opponent good field position. (Editor's note:
Priebus actually said the president helped to "punch" the ball into the end zone
.) Punt way.

"I think a more accurate football metaphor might have been the GOP just kicked America in the balls," the late night funnyman said.

Colbert has been under the spotlight lately for controversial remarks he made earlier in the week about President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Colbert later said he did not regret the sexually explicit comments.

Watch Colbert's full monologue from Thursday night:

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