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Impeaching the president is a very solemn and historic matter,of course. But dark humor is never far below the surface when discussing DonaldTrump, and the impeachment announced by House Democrats on Tuesday morning isno exception – as Stephen Colbert reminds us.

The Late Show host’s annotation of the announcement is masterful (as is his mild trolling of the committee chairman who showed up late to this historic event). Colbert and his bandleader Jon Batiste even have a catchy holiday jingle to remind you what this scandal is all about.

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Sen. Josh Hawley

Screenshot from Josh Hawley's Twitter, Fox News clip.

Things have gone from "bad to worse" for Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO), whose devotion to President Trump wavered not at all after the deadly Capitol riot that the president incited last week, according to an analysis from The Washington Post.. But then Hawley incited the violent mob, too.

Along with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and a handful of other Senate Republicans, Hawley voted against certifying the electoral votes that officially confirmed Joe Biden as the next President of the United States. At the time, Hawley's backing of the now twice-impeached president was seen as a sound political move for the little known freshman who is trying to pose as a serious 2024 presidential candidate. But now that Hawley has encountered a chorus of demands that he be removed from office, according to the Post, his ambitious plan appears to be sinking under .its own weight.

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