Pocan Makes Colbert Squirm

Posted June 4, 2013 at 2:52pm

Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Wis., made his debut on “The Colbert Report” on Monday, sliding into the hot seat against the faux conservative host in the latest installment of the recurring “Better Know a District” segment.

The rapid-fire interview — which staff confirmed was filmed here in town on April 26 — ran the gamut, touching on everything from the “Hunger Games”-authorizing provisions woven into to the Affordable Care Act (false) and Pocan’s opposition to bear wrestling (true), to “squeaky” cheeses and Speaker John A. Boehner’s hypersensitive tear ducts.

SC: I assume you support federal recognition of gay marriage.

MP: Yes.

SC: Until your husband forgets to take out the garbage. Am I right? Up top! [exchange high fives]

“Stephen Colbert is a fantastic guy, and I was impressed by his knowledge of Wisconsin’s fighting second,” he told HOH. “This is definitely an experience I won’t soon forget.”