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Colbert Savagely Trolls GOP Rep. Who Accidentally Told The Truth About Republicans 'Who Lie To Congress'
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Stephen Colbert bestowed Republican Representative Louie Gohmert of Texas with a distinction the lawmaker will not be boasting about anytime soon.

In his opening monologue about the upcoming House select committee's televised hearings for the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, The Late Show host did not hold back on his opinion of Gohmert.

Colbert called Gohmert "the dumbest man alive."

You can hear Colbert's take on Gohmert in his monologue, below.

Colbert's incisive dig came after Gohmert lamented over the unfair treatment of Republicans whenever they lie.

He was specifically referring to Peter Navarro, the former advisor to the Trump administration who was arrested for refusing to comply with his congressional subpoena to testify before the House Select Committee on the January 6 insurrection.

Gohmert bemoaned Navarro's June 2, 2022, indictment on two counts of contempt of Congress "actually puts an exclamation point on the fact that we have a two-tiered justice system."

The Texas Representative added:

"If you’re a Republican, you can’t even lie to Congress or lie to an FBI agent or they’re coming after you. They're gonna bury you."

In response, Colbert mocked Gohmert in his voice:

"Nowadays you can't even lie to Congress, or lie to the FBI, or hotwire a car then drive that car to a bank and grab all the money at gunpoint and then head to the nearest zoo to throw rocks at the pandas."
"There's a two-tier system: one tier for the people who obey the law and a whole different tier for the people who break the law. How is that fair?"

Colbert then interjected with "more breaking news."

"This is just in. Is this confirmed?"
"He’s just confirmed it: Louie Gohmert remains the dumbest man alive.”

The internet felt Gohmert had plenty of competition in the GOP.

Although some agreed Gohmert deserved the crown even in a crowded field.

Gohmert ran for election for Attorney General of Texas, but came in 4th in the Republican primary on March 1, 2022. Because of his choice to seek the Texas AG position, Gohmert announced he would not seek reelection to the House of Representatives in 2022.

Whether he plans to toss his hat back into the ring for his House seat is unclear, but unlikely as he would have to rely on write-in votes after not participating in the Republican primary for his seat.