Stephen Colbert put the spotlight on another country Thursday but quickly brought it home.
Prosecutors said in a statement this week that “no authority can put itself above the Constitution” and that the country’s constitution “enshrines the separation of powers and establishes that Peru is a democratic and sovereign Republic.”
Colbert didn’t waste time drawing a line between Peru’s presidential controversy and then-President Donald Trump’s actions during the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection.
“So, you can take immediate action against a president who attacks Congress? I thought you had to dither about it for two years until he has dinner with Nazis and then still not do anything,” quipped Colbert to hefty applause from his audience.
Colbert later discussed Castillo’s hope to stop an investigation into his administration after he declared he would “rule by decree.”
“Of course because it was a Peruvian coup, he immediately got the support of the MyAlpaca guy,” he said.
You can watch the rest of Colbert’s monologue below.