US Capitol Police arrest Stephen Colbert
9 employees working on Stephen Colbert’s late show at the US Capitol have been arrested for illegal entry.
The group of nine people were arrested in the Longworth House office building after being escorted out of the commission’s hearing on Jan. 6 earlier in the day because they did not have proper press credentials, according to the sources.
The same group reappeared later Thursday evening after the Capitol complex was closed to public visitors and Fox News was told they had taken videos and photos around the offices of two Republican members of Congress, minority leader Kevin McCarthy R-California. and Rep. Lauren Poubert, R. Colo.
Capitol police officers were dispatched to the Longworth House office building at approximately 8:30 p.m. ET. He said that nine people were seen “walking around” in the building. The building was closed at the time.
Waters also reported that CBS employees were around the offices of House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Representative Jim Jordan (R-Ohio).
A senior US House of Representatives source told Fox News that individuals linked to the Stephen Colbert program have been arrested:
Robert Smigel is best known as the voice of Triumph the Insult Comic Dog.
The US Capitol Police told Fox News in a statement that they received a call to cause a disturbance in the Longworth House office building at 8:30 p.m. Thursday and said additional charges could be filed.