Stephen Colbert sent a considerable amount of time in his monologue talking about the latest scandal involving Georgia Republican U.S. Senate candidate Hershel Walker, and delivered some pretty good jokes in the process.
Including a parody of something Walker is said to have done as part of this new scandal.
So the latest is that Walker, who claims to be anti-abortion, actually paid for a woman he had sex with to have an abortion in 2009. Walker denies it, but the woman kept the check he gave her, and she kept a “get well” card he sent to her after, and Walker has had no convincing explanation for these facts.
So in his monologue, as we was explaining the matter, Colbert joked, “I have not seen a hypocrite this big since Gandhi did that ad for Arby’s” as a photo edited to look as if the Indian activist and statesman was eating meat.
Colbert noted that Walker called this “a flat out lie,” adding that “if there’s one thing Herschel Walker knows, it’s lying, because he has done a ton of it.” Colbert then listed several of them, including his lie that he used to be an FBI agent, all of his secret children, and lying that he didn’t lie about graduating from the University of Georgia.
“He not only lied, he lied about lying? What kind of lesson does that teach his secret children?” Colbert joked.
Colbert then noted the evidence provided by the woman in question, and then ran down the bizarre interview Walker had with Sean Hannity on Monday, in which he pretended not to know anything about the “get well” card.
After a clip of Walker claiming he can’t remember because he sends out so many cards, Colbert continued. “Well sure, all celebrities send cards to complete strangers,” he said, “in fact Herschel’s going through a tough time right now, so uh, let me just…”
At this point, Colbert pulled a card out of his jacket and began writing. “Dear Herschel, get well s- you know what? Get f—ed. Stephen,” Colbert said aloud as he wrote. Then he pretended he would mail it through the TV by throwing it at the camera.
Next, Colbert ran a clip of the interview in which Walker’s excuse for the check was that he gives a lot of money. “I’m always helping people, I believe in being generous,” Walker said.
“It’s true,” Colbert said in response. “For instance, that interview really helped [Walker’s Democratic opponent] Raphael Warnock.”
There’s plenty more. Watch the whole monologue above.