U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore gave as good as she got when she appeared on Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report" Thursday night.
The Democratic representative sat down for a lengthy interview with Stephen Colbert's faux conservative pundit as part of Colbert's ongoing "Better Know a District" series. Moore was the 70th congressperson to appear on the series, but only the first from Wisconsin.
The duo sparred on Paul Ryan and Scott Walker, pantomimed going on a motorcycle ride together, and in the end, shared a big hug.
After describing Moore's Milwaukee district, including such notable natives as Spencer Tracy and Liberace ("who spent years concealing a dark secret — he's from Wisconsin!"), Colbert interviewed Moore in her Washington office.
"I assume you got the job through affirmative action," Colbert said, later calling Moore "openly black."
Moore told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel Thursday that she had turned down Colbert's interview request several times before finally agreeing.
"There was a lot of energy there," Moore said. "I just went with it. I think that is what made it a lot of fun."
All kidding aside, Moore has worked tirelessly in Congress for the rights of working-class Americans, minorities and women. In March, she spearheaded the push for a more robust Violence Against Women Act against Republican opposition.
And here's Part 2, which features that truly surreal motorcycle ride: