Stephen Colbert is looking to give Newt Gingrich a talking-to after the former speaker of the House told Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly she is “fascinated with sex” and “[doesn’t] care about public policy” during a heated debate on her show Tuesday night about Donald Trump.
In a preview clip from Wednesday’s episode of The Late Show, Colbert offers Gingrich a birds-and-the-bees-style lesson about sex and consent.
“First off, everybody is more fascinated with sex than public policy,” Colbert quips. “If you’re not, there’s a pill for that now. But the thing is, [Kelly] isn’t talking about fun-time bedroom whoopee-making.”
As Colbert points out, Kelly was referring to Trump’s graphic remarks about grabbing women “by the p‑‑‑y” and the allegations of sexual misconduct against him when Gingrich uttered his headline-making comment Tuesday night. (Trump has denied the allegations.)
“Grabbing a lady because you’re a TV star is not sex; it’s assault,” Colbert says in the clip. “And fun fact, assault is a matter of public policy because it’s illegal — even if you use Tic Tacs.”
Watch the clip below. The Late Show with Stephen Colbert airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. ET on CBS.