Steve King Accuses Colbert Of Staging Farm Work: ‘I Saw No Sweat’ (VIDEO)

September 24, 2010 12:31 p.m.

Rep. Steve King (R-IA) and Fox News host Megyn Kelly were pretty steamed earlier about Stephen Colbert’s testimony earlier today on behalf of the United Farm Workers Union. “I think it’s an insult to the time, an insult to the intelligence of the American people,” King said.

Kelly agreed: “Many people perceive that as a huge waste of your time and our taxpayer dollars.”

But King also suspected there was something more nefarious afoot in Colbert’s testimony. After watching video of Colbert’s day working as a migrant farm worker, King concluded: “The video looks to me like it was staged.” He added: “He didn’t do real work. They said it was hot, it was hard. I saw no sweat.”Perhaps King was simply angry about the way Colbert responded to similar accusations during the hearing. Colbert said that on the farm he “was packing corn. I was a corn-packer,” before adding: “I know that term is offensive, to some people, because corn-packer is a derogatory term for a gay Iowan.”


And judge for yourself about the videos here.

[TPM SLIDESHOW: The Whole Truthiness: Stephen Colbert Testifies On Capitol Hill]

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