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Colbert Reads Opening Statement At House Immigration Hearing

(h/t David) As I noted yesterday, Stephen Colbert testified before the House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Immigration. Here's his opening statement and Raw Story has more on the hearing and some additional video. Colbert tells GOP

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(h/t David)

As I noted yesterday, Stephen Colbert testified before the House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Immigration. Here's his opening statement and Raw Story has more on the hearing and some additional video.

Colbert tells GOP questioner ‘one day of me studying anything makes me an expert’:

The plan for Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert to testify "in character" before a House of Representatives immigration subcommittee on Friday did not initially go as planned.

By 10 am, the hearing had become such a spectacle that Rep. John Conyers asked Colbert to "leave the committee room completely and submit your statement [in writing] instead." The comedian did, however, return a few minutes later at the insistence of committee Chair Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), who had originally invited him.

Colbert proceeded to shake up the committee by delivering an opening statement that Conyers described as "significantly different from the one he presented" in advance.

Taking on his television persona as a conservative political commentator, Colbert said he was qualified to testify on the basis of his "vast experience" picking beans in a "farmworker for a day" program. "I didn't ask them for their papers but I had a strong urge to," he said of his fellow workers.

"I believe one day of me studying anything makes me an expert," Colbert explained when challenged on his credentials as a witness. Read on...

You can watch the entire hearing at C-SPAN3 here.

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