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There will probably never be a Senator Stephen Colbert, but that doesn’t mean the late-night host can’t pretend.

On Thursday night, Colbert imagined himself as the senator taking shots at President-elect Donald Trump’s Secretary of State pick, Rex Tillerson.

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After interrupting Marco Rubio, Colbert opened his questioning by asking, “Has anybody ever told you that you have the rich, buttery Texan voice that makes you sound like a car dealer with a heart of gold that secretly saves the town football team?”

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Like the real-life Rubio, Colbert wasn’t able to get any admission from Tillerson on whether he can deem Vladimir Putin a war criminal.

The actual Tillerson has faced a tough showing in front of senators who are skeptical about his ties to Russia and his ability to distance himself from his past as an oil tycoon.

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