WASHINGTON (TND) — Late night comedians on Monday pushed back on the Department of Energy’s conclusion that the COVID-19 outbreak most likely originated from a laboratory leak in China.
Earlier in the day, news broke of a classified intelligence report from the DOE, which concluded — albeit with “low confidence” — that this was the case.
“No bio labs until you finish building your electric car charging stations. Stay in your lane,” Stephen Colbert argued during “The Late Show’s” Monday night episode. “You don’t see the census bureau building nukes.”
“Conclusion with ‘low confidence’ is such a f–kboy move,” Comedy Central’s Hasan Minhaj said Monday. “Like you’re dating someone and they go ‘Babe, what are we?’ And you’re like, ‘Sarah, I can tell you for sure, I don’t know.”
Colbert and Minhaj attempted to throw doubt at the DOE’s conclusion by pointing out multiple other agencies concluded the COVID pandemic had natural origins. However, they failed to …