"I do want to say, that was an inspiring speech," he said of Romney's speech explaining his decision to vote to convict. "Because hearing Mitt Romney take his oath to God seriously was like finding water in the desert. Because we know Republicans are lying when they say that Trump didn’t do anything wrong, or that maybe he did but he shouldn’t be removed." Colbert added: "Please join me in thanking Mitt Romney. For being honest; for not lying to us, or to himself; for serving the constitution, rather than that monstrous child in the White House."