Stephen Colbert staffers arrested for trespassing on Capitol Hill

Stephen Colbert staffers arrested for trespassing on Capitol Hill

Seven staffers from “The Late Present with Stephen Colbert” had been arrested for allegedly trespassing in a Capitol Hill constructing on Thursday evening, authorities mentioned.

The rogue staff had been discovered at about 8:30 p.m. by US Capitol Cops contained in the Longworth Home Workplace Constructing, which homes places of work for members of the Home of Representatives, the division informed The Submit in a press release.

“The Late Present” associates had been “unescorted and with out Congressional ID” in a hallway on the sixth ground, USPC mentioned.

The constructing was closed to the general public on the time, and Capitol Police mentioned that they had requested the group to depart the grounds earlier within the day.

Fox Information reported that the identical seven had been escorted from the Jan. 6 committee listening to hours earlier as a result of they lacked correct press credentials.

All seven had been every charged with illegal entry, cops mentioned.

Actor and comic Robert Smigel performs as Triumph the Insult Comedian Canine within the hallways of the Capitol on June 16. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Photos

Seven staff of “The Late Present with Stephen Colbert” had been escorted from the Jan. 6 committee listening to hours earlier.Scott Kowalchyk/CBS

CBS informed The Submit in a press release {that a} “Late Present” manufacturing staff was on the Capitol on Wednesday and Thursday to file interviews with Home members for a section of Triumph the Insult Comedian Canine.

The station mentioned that their interviews on the Capitol had been “approved and prearranged by means of Congressional aides of the members interviewed.”

After filming their last interview for the day, CBS mentioned the staffers stayed within the constructing “to movie stand-ups and different last comedy components” within the hallway when Capitol Police detained them.

The group was requested to depart earlier within the day earlier than being arrested. Evan Golub/ZUMAPRESS.com

Sources informed Fox Information that the crew took movies and photos across the places of work of two Republican members of Congress, Minority Chief Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.).

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