Stephen Colbert mocks congressman who stole the Pope's drinking glass: "What the hell is wrong with you?!"

"Art thou serious?" Colbert said. "Here's the thing, it won't give you superpowers!"


Sarah Burris
September 30, 2015 4:20PM (UTC)

On Tuesday evening's "Late Show," Stephen Colbert took his turn mocking Rep. Bob Brady's much-commented upon swiping of the water glass used during the Pope's speech to Congress last week.

Colbert is a devout Catholic and has spoken openly about his faith including this past week when a panel of famous Catholics joined to discuss the modernization of the new Church of Francis. But even he admits there's nothing holy about an old man's backwash. "Dude, what the hell is wrong with you?!" Colbert asked. "Here's the thing, it won't give you superpowers. It's not like being bitten by a radioactive Pope!"

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Colbert admitted he probably shouldn't judge the congressman for breaking the seventh and tenth commandments, literally behind the Pope's back. Besides, according to a CNN interview Rep. Brady doesn't want to know if the not-so holy water is of value or not: "I'm considering it as holy water. I'm not checking with anybody. I don't want to know ." Brady said. As a Roman Catholic one would assume Brady would understand the difference between holy water and Francis spittle.

This isn't the first time this has happened, Colbert reminded his audience. Brady's copped a cup before when he stole President Obama's drinking glass after the 2009 inauguration.

"Okay," Colbert remarked. "This is bordering on a fetish now."

Check out the hilarious video below:


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