CBS “Late Show” host Stephen Colbert asked Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York if she was considering a run for president in 2024 during her appearance on the late-night talk show Tuesday.

Stephen Colbert’s Crew Gets A Pass From Prosecutors, Stalking The Halls Of Congress

It seems you can wander the halls of the U.S. Capitol unattended when no one knows what you’re doing or why you’re there. But only if you are a Democrat.

It seems you can wander the halls of the U.S. Capitol unattended when no one knows what you’re doing or why you’re there. But only if you are a Democrat.

The Washington Times reported Monday that nine members of left-wing late-night host Stephen Colbert’s production crew will not be prosecuted for unlawful entry.

The U.S. attorney’s office announced that it is dropping the trespassing charges against the group because prosecutors believe that cannot make the case.

“After a comprehensive review of all of the evidence and the relevant legal authority, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia has determined that it cannot move forward with misdemeanor charges of unlawful entry against the nine individuals who were arrested on June 16, 2022, at the Longworth Office Building,” the office’s spokesman Bill Miller told the Times.

“The individuals, who entered the building on two separate occasions, were invited by Congressional staffers to enter the building in each instance and were never asked to leave by the staffers who invited them, though, members of the group had been told at various points by the U.S. Capitol Police that they were supposed to have an escort.”

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The Times added, “Miller noted that the Office would be required ‘to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that these invited guests were guilty of the crime of unlawful entry because their escort chose to leave them unattended’ and did not believe it was ‘probable’ that prosecutors would be able to obtain and sustain convictions on these charges.”

The group wandered the halls of the Longworth House Office Building for several hours that night after being escorted out of the Jan. 6 committee hearing earlier that day because they did not have the appropriate press credentials, the Times noted.

That same group returned after the Capitol was closed to public visitors and took videos and pictures around the offices of two Republican lawmakers, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California and Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado.

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