Stephen Colbert Tears Into Matt Gaetz’s Failed Pardon: The Blanket Doesn’t Want a Pardon. ‘It Wants to be Burned, It’s Seen Too Much.’

Stephen Colbert tore into Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) on Wednesday night for allegedly seeking — and failing to gain — clemency from Donald Trump in the final weeks of his presidency.

Gaetz has found himself in hot water recently, as exactly a week before the New York Times broke the news of the alleged pre-emptive blanket pardon, they revealed that the Department of Justice is investigating the representative over a possible relationship with a 17-year-old girl.

“Gaetz has denied any wrongdoing, but sources say that just before the previous president left office, Gaetz asked for a blanket pardon,” Colbert said on Wednesday’s Late Show. “Oh, I don’t think the blanket wants a pardon; I think it wants to be burned — it’s seen too
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