When former FBI director James Comey gave testimony last week before the Senate Intelligence Committee in an ongoing investigation into the Trump Administration, a Washington, D.C. bar offered free drinks to its patrons every time the president took to Twitter and mentioned Comey (sadly for the customers, the President didn't oblige). Today, Attorney General Jeff Sessions is appearing before Congress, and while you may need a drink as you listen in, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert has another idea: grab your grits and borscht and eat up.
The show is live streaming Sessions' testimony on its Facebook page, and it is tallying up each time the attorney general says certain words. When Sessions or a senator drops a casual "recusal," "perjury," or flat-out deflects a question, Colbert and his cohorts want you to eat grits—a Southern specialty. And when you hear "Russia," "hackers," or "interference," nosh on some borscht—a treat found in the foreign nation in question. (Note: If you're playing along, you should have been stuffing yourself with grits at 4:28 p.m.) Meanwhile, somebody on staff is dumping said foods into containers on either side of the screen.
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