Stephen Colbert started off his show Wednesday night condemning the Alexandria shooting where Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise and four other people were shot after a gunman opened fire at a congressional baseball practice.
“Ladies and gentlemen, before we get started, I just want to take a moment to talk about the attack today in Alexandria, Virginia,” “The Late Show” host told his audience, before praising President Donald Trump and other lawmakers for their response following the shooting.
“Once again, we’re all shocked in mind and soul by a mass shooting, this time targeting, apparently, a Republican congressman,” he added. “And I pray to God that everyone pulls through. Violence of any kind is never justified and is the last refuge of the incompetent. Thankfully, none of the members or their staff or police were killed today.”
“And I will say this, even in the horror of this day, there was reason to take heart in bipartisan responses like this,” he continued before playing a soundbite of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan talking about being unified.