Representative Barbara Lee gives epic answer about being “urban” on The Colbert Report (Video)

Stephen Colbert met his match last night in another edition of his popular recurring segment “Better Know a District” on The Colbert Report. Colbert sat down with Representative Barbara Lee of California’s 13th congressional district, which includes the city of Oakland. Lee overwhelmingly won her reelection in Tuesday’s midterms against Republican opponent Dakin Sundeen, taking in over 87% of the vote. Lee is known as the only dissenter in the 420-1 vote to authorize President George W. Bush to declare war. Plus, she also supports comprehensive sex education in public schools. “How comprehensive are we talking?” Colbert asks. “Because I have seen some crazy stuff on the Internet.”

Most shockingly, Stephen Colbert inquired about Oakland’s lesbian population and the congresswoman’s thoughts on “urban people.” Holding steadfast to her love of Oakland and general commons sense, Representative Barbara Lee claimed to not know what he meant by “urban.” Let’s just say that he did not get any ridiculous sound bites out of her. Instead, check out Barbara Lee biting right back at the Colbert Report host’s traps below!

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