‘Late Show’ Host Stephen Colbert Slams ‘A Gaping Hole’ Ron DeSantis

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CBS “Late Show” host Stephen Colbert accused Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis of “abducting” illegal immigrants as he raved about the Florida leader on Monday night.

Among the many topics in his opening monologue, one included an update on DeSantis after he moved 50 illegal immigrants to Martha’s Vineyard on Wednesday. After several seconds of boos from the audience, Colbert explained how DeSantis had participated in the “kidnapping” of migrants to another state.

“Last week, DeSantis made headlines for kidnapping two migrant planes and flying them to Martha’s Vineyard. Well, it turns out it was a lot worse than we imagined, because he got them. actually kidnapped from Texas. For a guy who acts so worried about borders, he doesn’t seem to know where his state ends,” Colbert said.

The late-night comedian also attacked DeSantis’ arguments that many of these migrants intended to come to Florida.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis listens to a question during a press conference on September 7, 2022 in Miami, Florida.
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“Nobody’s going to go to Florida. You have to go there for two reasons, okay: you’re about to die and you want to eat pudding next to an alligator, or you want to do this thing at Disney where you can build your own lightsaber. They have four hilt styles available,” Colbert joked.

He also undermined DeSantis’ concerns about border security, making the governor simply a “hole”.

“Oh, I remember the one from the SAT. ‘If two people are traveling in one car and there are hundreds of different cars, how big is a Ron DeSantis asshole?’ Gaping. Gaping,” Colbert said.

Colbert was one of many liberals who, while attacking DeSantis for moving illegal immigrants, praised Martha’s Vineyard for taking care of the migrants before sending them back less than 48 hours later.

Stephen Colbert was one of many late-night hosts who attacked Florida Governor Ron DeSantis since his rise to prominence.

Stephen Colbert was one of many late-night hosts who attacked Florida Governor Ron DeSantis since his rise to prominence.
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“Yeah, DeSantis owned those libs making them look compassionate,” Colbert joked. “Like fucking Jesus. Send this guy a leper truck, see how he likes it.”

Colbert has previously attacked DeSantis for his policies, including his opposition to COVID-19 restrictions and revoking Disney’s special self-government status.

Ever since DeSantis took credit for sending illegal immigrants to Martha’s Vineyard, media pundits and Democrats have viciously attacked the governor, accusing him of ‘human trafficking’ and ‘kidnapping. “migrants. Several called for his investigation and arrest after the news broke.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis responded on Tuesday to criticism that he transported migrants to Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis responded on Tuesday to criticism that he transported migrants to Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts.
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California Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom has since called on the Justice Department to investigate whether DeSantis could be charged with kidnapping. Texas Sheriff Javier Salazar announced on Monday that he is opening a criminal investigation against DeSantis alleging the migrants were “lured” under “false pretenses.”

Fox News’ Nikolas Lanum contributed to this report.

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