Last night on The Colbert Report, Stephen took up the gauntlet laid down by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and agreed that now is not the time to consider further regulation on the nuclear energy industry. Clearly, we can’t regulate from a climate of fear, he said, and then added, “Only in the far, far distant future will we achieve the calm perspective to say, ‘Why are we worried about this? It hasn’t happened in years.’”

Watch the video, which first aired on Comedy Central on March 23, 2011, below: