Colbert: Chaffetz is a ‘Gutless Charles Schultz rough draft’ (with video)

Rep. Jason Chaffetz has become a favorite punching bag for late-night comedian Stephen Colbert.

On Wednesday night’s show, Colbert had some harsh words for Chaffetz’s less than enthusiastic response to revelations that former national security adviser Michael Flynn failed to disclose payments from Russia and Turkey during the vetting process to take his position in the Trump administration.

The Chairman of the House Oversight Committee, Jason Chaffetz, had what I would describe as a ‘flaccid’ condemnation of Flynn’s actions.


Reporter: From what you’ve seen so far, do you believe Michael Flynn broke the law?


Chaffetz: Personally, I see no information or data to support the notion that General Flynn complied with the law.


I have seen no information or data to confirm that Flynn complied with the law. There it is. You can’t say it any stronger than that. Darling, I have done the research, and I see no evidence that I’m not in love with you. Therefore, the only possible conclusion I can reach is will you marry me?


Then, Chaffetz burrowed over to Greta Van Susteren’s new MSNBC show to clarify.


Van Susteren: To shorthand this, would you say after what you reviewed today that General Flynn is in a heap of trouble?


Chaffetz: Yes. Clearly, you can’t do this!


Yes! You can’t do this. As George Washington said to Benedict Arnold, “No fairsies Benny! You promised to be on our side! Knock it off! Seriously!”


Jason Chaffetz, please just grow a pair and tell us what Flynn did. You gutless Charles Schultz rough draft.

You get the distinct impression Colbert is going to miss Chaffetz when he leaves Congress.

Here’s the video. The bit about Chaffetz starts at 4:16