Stephen Colbert Rips Into 2 Democrats Over Bizarre 'Ransom Note' Demands

“They’re holding up the entire government," said "The Late Show" host.

Stephen Colbert said Democrats in Washington have two big problems when it comes to trying to pass key elements of President Joe Biden’s agenda.

And both problems are inside their own party: Sens. Joe Manchin (D-W.V.) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.), both of whom are needed to pass anything in the 50-50 Senate. And both are standing in the way.

As “The Late Show” host noted, neither Democrat has publicly announced what it would take to get them on board.

“They’re holding up the entire government, but they won’t tell anyone what they want,” Colbert said in disbelief. “That’s like getting a ransom note that says: ’Your brother gets it unless you give us ... wouldn’t you like to know?”

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