House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer was not amused by Stephen Colbert's appearance on Capitol Hill on Friday. During an appearance on Fox News Sunday, he told Chris Wallace, "I think it was an embarrassment more for Mr. Colbert more than the House."
I disagree. Colbert would never have set foot on Capitol Hill if he had not been invited by California Democrat Zoe Lofgren to testify in character in the first place.
There's no doubt that Colbert made a mockery of Congress when he testified to the House but Congress handed him the keys to the House.
Still, it is worth noting that Hoyer's assessment of Colbert differs sharply from that of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
This whole episode with Colbert can be best described as a comedy of errors.