Stephen Colbert Stunned As McConnell Accidentally Says What He Means

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“The Late Show” host Stephen Colbert was left stunned by a clip of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) discussing the voting rights legislation that he helped to block.

McConnell was asked if he had a message for people of color who were concerned that they wouldn’t be able to vote because of the bill’s failure.

“Well, the concern is misplaced, because if you look at the statistics, African-American voters are voting in just as high a percentage as Americans,” McConnell said.

McConnell was widely panned for suggesting that African Americans are different from Americans.

“Wow!” said Colbert after a moment of stunned silence. “How embarrassing ... that it came out exactly how he meant it.”

But Colbert also shared some facts on why McConnell’s reassurance was empty:

This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.