Stephen Colbert broke the news to his “Late Show” audience: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced a formal impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump on Tuesday.
And the crowd went wild.
Audience members broke out into an extended ovation, then rose to their feet, cheering for 40 seconds:
TONIGHT: Is this the thing?! #LSSC pic.twitter.com/WfIfZZoOkt— The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) September 25, 2019
Pelosi had resisted growing calls from within her caucus to move toward impeaching the president.
However, the latest news appears to have turned the tide.
Trump allegedly pressured Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky into investigating former Vice President Joe Biden ― the leading 2020 Democratic presidential candidate ― and his son Hunter Biden.
Trump has decried the investigation as a “witch hunt.”