On Thursday night, Hillary Clinton officially accepted the Democratic nomination for President of the United States, becoming the first woman of either major party to do so. This is both a groundbreaking historical achievement and something long overdue. To highlight this combination, Stephen Colbert recruited Broad City stars Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer to portray colonial women being informed of this development. When Colbert first tells “Josephine Hindley” and “Abatha Whitmore” about Clinton’s nomination, they are overjoyed.
“You hear that, Ben Franklin? Women are on top,” Glazer said. “And not just your French whores!”
However, Colbert quickly clarified: He was calling from the year 2016, not 1816, and there’s no female president yet, just a nominee.
“What the butter is wrong with all of you people? Why did it take so long?” Jacobson said. “It’s right there in the Declaration of Independence: ‘All men are created -‘ ah.”
“You know that was supposed to mean ‘all people,’ right?” Glazer asked.
“Well, we figured it out eventually,” Colbert said.
Watch the clip below.