Colbert slams GOP’s ‘secret’ health care plan: ‘The only piece of classified information that hasn’t been leaked’
On Friday night’s episode of The Late Show, host Stephen Colbert took on news that President Donald Trump is under investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller for potential obstruction of justice and joked about the GOP Senate’s “secret” healthcare bill.
“The big news this week is that Special Counsel Robert Mueller is investigating Donald Trump for obstruction of justice,” Colbert said. “But Trump’s got a plan. I think he’s gonna be the first person ever to settle his presidency out of court.”
While the rest of the country followed the investigation, Colbert noted, “Senate Republicans have very quietly been hard at work this week on their plan to repeal Obamacare.”
“What’s in it?’ Colbert mused. “Who knows.”
“Somehow your health insurance is the one piece of classified information that no one has leaked yet,” he quipped.
He went on to compare the bill to hit show Game of Thrones, although “somehow, more people will die.”
Responding to news that even some GOP senators have yet to see the bill, Colbert joked that the Republicans’ Obamacare repeal bill is like “The Dating Game.”
“Healthcare bill number one: if you were a bird, would you cover pre-existing conditions?” he joked in the style of the game show.
“Not on the first date,” he finished.
Watch the entire segment below via The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.