Stephen Colbert on the filibuster and mashed potatoes (VIDEO)

November 29, 2012

As Democrats push for filibuster reform in the Senate, Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert weighed in on the matter during his program Wednesday night. 

"Harry Reid's doing this because he claims Republicans are abusing the filibuster," Colbert said. "Three hundred eighty-six filibusters during Harry Reid's six years as majority leader. And given how little Congress works, some of that has to be Mitch McConnell stopping by Harry Reid's family dinners to block passage of the mashed potatoes." 

Check out the full clip below. 

Sean Sullivan has covered national politics for The Washington Post since 2012.
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