Seven people believed to be part of Stephen Colbert’s ‘Late Night’ show were arrested Thursday night at the Longworth House office building by US Capitol Police.
Those arrested were escorted out of the January 6 committee hearing for lack of proper press credentials, reports indicate. The same group was found in the Capitol complex later Thursday after it was closed to the public.
Reports indicate they took videos and photos around the offices of two Republican members of Congress, Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy R-Calif. and Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo.
Among those arrested was Robert Smigel, known for being the voice of Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, the Associated Press reported. The others are reportedly show producers.
All seven arrested were charged with trespassing.
Another person familiar with the matter provided the AP with a list of nine people who had been detained by Capitol Police. They included various producers, along with Robert Smigel, the voice behind Triumph the Insult Comic Dog.
Term has contacted the US Capitol Police for more details.