WATCH: Stephen Colbert on Bernie-mania at the DNC

"I have not seen that many crying women since Bernie opened for the Beatles," Colbert said


Brendan Gauthier
July 26, 2016 5:46PM (UTC)

"Late Show" host Stephen Colbert on Monday's recapped day one of the Democratic National Convention.

"I have not seen that many crying women since Bernie opened for the Beatles," Colbert said of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders's lengthy ovation.

Leaked emails from top DNC officials showing some amount of bias towards now-nominee Hillary Clinton gave Sanders supporters — some (i.e. "Bernie or Bust") more passionate than others — even more reason to criticize the primary process.

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Following the leaks, DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz announced her resignation.

"Here's how much the Democrats don't get it — yesterday, Wasserman Schultz says she plans to step down at the end of the convention," Colbert said. "That's like people finding out there's a turd in the punch bowl and then telling them, 'Don't worry we're getting the turd as soon as the party's over.'"

Colbert also mentioned comedian Sarah Silverman's calling "ridiculous" disruptive Sanders supporters booing at every mention of Clinton's name.

"It is rare when the comedian heckles the audience," he said. "I'm glad she said something, because Bernie supporters are known to respond positively to strong independent women."

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Brendan Gauthier

Brendan Gauthier is a freelance writer.

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