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Stephen Colbert was probably just as surprised as everyoneelse when Mitt Romney voted for the first impeachment article. Until that moment,the Utah Republican had seemed like nothing more than a garden-varietypolitical opportunist and no great adornment to the Senate.

But yes, he clearly did listen to the House managers andabsorb the fundamentals of the case, which showed that Trump had committed “anappalling abuse of his office.” And his invocation of religious faith as the reasonhe could not countenance Trump’s misconduct seems to have impressed Colbert.

“I’d still do all those jokes again,” says Colbert,recalling all the moments when he ripped Romney over that dog on the car roof,those binders full of women, and the “corporations are people, too” gaffe.  “But hearing Mitt Romney take his oath to Godseriously was like finding water in the desert.”

Let Colbert explain why – it’s both funny and moving.

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Trump mob storming the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021

Reprinted with permission from Alternet

Some of the January 6 rioters who are facing federal criminal charges are now saying, as part of their defense, that they were misled, brainwashed or unfairly manipulated by then-President Donald Trump, MAGA media and/or the QAnon cult. And one of the rioters who is using that type of defense is QAnon supporter Doug Jensen, who is saying that he was a "victim" of false information from the far-right conspiracy movement.

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