Colbert Declines Lawmaker's Request to Exit Hearing on Illegal Immigrants
Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., chairman of the Judiciary Committee, tried to pull the plug on the Colbert's testimony in an effort "to get to the bottom" of the issue. "I would like to recommend that now we got all this attention that you excuse yourself and you let us get on with the three witnesses and all the other members there," he said. "I'm asking you to leave the committee room completely, and submit your statement." But Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., chairwoman of the subcommittee, who invited Colbert to testify, intervened. "Many are eager to hear his comments," she said.