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Rep. Devin Nunes says this comedian’s jokes are a danger to the country

Are Late Show host Stephen Colbert’s jokes a danger to the country? Rep. Devin Nunes thinks so.

In a March 3 episode of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, the host took a trip to Capitol Hill and sat down with Democratic lawmakers to do some investigating of his own.

At one point, Colbert brought out his own memo and gave Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Burbank, a “sneak peak” of the memo and asked that he read it back to him. “Devin Nunes is a (redacted),” Schiff read.

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When the Tulare Republican was asked by Fox News’ Neil Cavuto what he thinks of Colbert’s latest White House skit, he responded, “This is the danger that we have in this country.”

Sixteen years after Fresno and Tulare county voters sent a 29-year-old political neophyte to Capitol Hill, Devin Nunes has abandoned his constituents and become a political fat cat, Bee columnist Marek Warszawski writes. Pablo Martinez Monsivais Associated Press file

He went on to say that the left not only controls universities in this country, but also Hollywood and mainstream media.

“So conservatives in this country are under attack. They attack people who are trying to get to the truth,” Nunes said to the Fox News host.

Jessica Johnson: 559-441-6051, @iamjesslj

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