House Minority Leader Steny Hoyer took to FOX on Sunday to criticize Stephen Colbert’s appearance before a Congressional committee as ‘inappropriate’ two days after Speaker Nancy Pelosi used directly opposite language to describe Colbert’s testimony, calling it "appropriate…. I think it’s great."
Comedian Stephen Colbert’s satirical testimony before a House subcommittee last week was "an embarrassment" that should not have happened, the second-ranking House Democrat said Sunday.
"I think his testimony was not appropriate," House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said on " Fox News Sunday." "What he had to say was not the way it should have been said.
On Friday, Nancy Pelosi endorsed Colbert’s appearance.
"Of course I think it’s appropriate," Pelosi told reporters on Friday "He’s an American, right? He comes before the committee, has a point of view, he can bring attention to an important issue like immigration."
"I think it’s great," Pelosi added.
So — what’s the benefit Steny Hoyer sees for himself in directly contradicting the Speaker’s statement only two days ago?
And will Leader Hoyer appear on The Colbert Report to discuss the appearance with Stephen Colbert? Will he bell the lion in his own den? Does Steny Hoyer have the balls to criticize Stephen Colbert in his own house, or will he confine his criticism of Colbert — and Pelosi — to a friendly venue like FOX ‘News’ Sunday?