Stephen Colbert gave a US lawmaker a scathing new distinction on Wednesday.
“Most historians agree: Ron Johnson is the dumbest person ever to sit in the United States Senate,” Colbert declared on “The Late Show.”
Newly revealed text messages showed that the Wisconsin Republican’s chief of staff tried to arrange a meeting at which Johnson would hand-deliver a list of fake voters to then-Vice President Mike Pence.
Pence’s office refused.
This week, Johnson claimed that “some intern on the staff” wanted an envelope delivered to the vice president and his office tried to arrange it, but he didn’t know who sent it or what it was, according to The Washington Post.
Colbert was incredulous:
“So he has no idea where it came from, he has no idea who gave it to them, he has no idea what it is, but he can’t wait to personally hand it over to his second-in-command. There could be anything in that envelope, he doesn’t care: fake voters, angry bees, nude photos of Mary Todd Lincoln. Doesn’t matter to Ron! He’s just a delivery guy.”
Colbert also said that this situation answered a question he had always had.
“You know those ads at the airport when they say, ‘Don’t fly a package for someone you don’t know’? I’ve always wondered who these ads are for,” he said. “Turns out it’s Ron Johnson.”
See its full removal below:
This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.