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Uploaded on Sep 24, 2010
Stephen Colbert gets serious for Congress. | WASHINGTON DC 09-24-2010 = = =
Stephen Colbert launched a comedy sneak attack on Congress Friday.
He submitted serious testimony to a judiciary subcommittee hearing on the issue of farm workers and immigration, but when it was his turn to speak, the talk show host slipped into character as a satirical conservative to make his points in support of more favored status for migrant farm laborers.
Colbert did break character once during his testimony. He was asked by Rep. Judy Chu, D-Calif., why he chose this issue.
"I like talking about people who don't have any power. And this seems to be [about] people without any power," he said, arguing that migrant workers "don't have any rights."
"We invite there here and ask them to leave," he said.