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Stephen Colbert testifies in Congress, kinda

By Doug Published: September 24, 2010

Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert spent a day on a New York corn and vegetable farm, then was invited to testify before a House Judiciary subcommittee today on the experience.

He was not sworn in, but instead said he would provide "truthiness" regarding undocumented workers.

The Los Angeles Times reported that his appearance caused a number of members of Congress to be uneasy as he made statements such as:

"This is America," Colbert continued. "I don't want a tomato picked by a Mexican. I want it picked by an American. Then sliced by Guatemalan and served by a Venezuelan in a spa where a Chilean gives me a Brazilian."

The hearing room was packed, according to the Times. Some members of Congress were reluctant to engage him, with one Congressman expressing concern about how he might be used on Colbert's show on a later date.



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