Stephen Colbert shut down Matt Gaetz’s latest absurd tweet with a reminder of the congressman’s ongoing legal troubles. The late night host mocked Gaetz on Wednesday’s (May 4) episode of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert after sharing Gaetz’s ignorant social media post, which he wrote after a draft of the Supreme Court’s vote to overturn Roe vs. Wade was leaked earlier this week.
While plenty of Republicans have been focused less on the content of the leaked opinion and more on the leaking itself, Colbert said Gaetz had set his sights on another target altogether.
“One Republican took a break from attacking the leaker to vilify women instead. I’m talking about Florida Republican and subway rider cheering on the masturbator, Matt Gaetz,” Colbert said as he pulled up an image of the politician with his fist triumphantly raised in the air.
He continued, “In response to the nationwide protests, this morning Gaetz tweeted, ‘How many of the women rallying against overturning Roe are over-educated, under-loved millennials who sadly return from protests to a lonely microwave dinner with their cats, and no bumble matches?’”
After reading Gaetz’s gross take, Colbert quipped, “Now folks, if that statement sounds insane, remember, for Matt Gaetz ‘over-educated’ is any woman who’s already graduated high school.”
Gaetz is currently under federal investigation for sex crimes, specifically whether he had sex with a 17-year-old girl for money in 2017 and whether he paid to transport women across state lines for sex. He is also being investigated for obstructing justice, per NBC News.
The lawmaker has denied having sex with a minor, and also denied paying for sex. “I have a suspicion that someone is trying to recategorize my generosity to ex-girlfriends as something more untoward,” he said, per The Washington Post.
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert airs weeknights at 11:35/10:35c on CBS.