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Late Show Host Stephen Colbert’s Staffer Arrested Trying to Enter Capitol

United States Capitol Police have arrested staffers of ‘Late Show’ host Stephen Colbert who they say tried to enter the Capitol illegally, Fox News reports.

The arrests occurred Friday night and included 9 individuals trying to enter the Longworth House office building.

The group was originally removed from the January 6th Committee hearings due to improper press credentials but returned to take pictures of Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy R-Calif. and Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo.

The report continued:

A senior source in the U.S House of Representatives told Fox News that the following individuals associated with Stephen Colbert’s show were arrested:

Jake Plunkett

Allison Martinez

Tyrone Dean

Stephen Romond

Nicoletta Green

Brendan Hurley

Robert Smigel

Josh Comers

David Feldman

The group was unescorted and charged with illegal entry to House office buildings after hours.

Capitol Police issued a statement:

“On June 16, 2022, at approximately 8:30 p.m., U.S. Capitol Police (USCP) received a call for a disturbance in the Longworth House Office Building.  Responding officers observed seven individuals, unescorted and without Congressional ID, in a sixth-floor hallway.  The building was closed to visitors, and these individuals were determined to be a part of a group that had been directed by the USCP to leave the building earlier in the day,” the statement says. “They were charged with Unlawful Entry.  This is an active criminal investigation, and may result in additional criminal charges after consultation with the U.S. Attorney.”

They also said additional charges would be filed.

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