Family comes first for Stephen Colbert.

While appearing on Jake Tapper's new CNN show The Lead, the Comedy Central host made it very clear that his TV persona will not get in the way of his supporting his sister, Elizabeth Colbert Bush, in her run for congress

Even if it is a conflict of interest.

"I'm willing to, you know, break the jewel of my own creation to try to do something for her," The Colbert Report host explained.

"Like I'm not worried about what it would do to me or my show to try to help her as myself, not as my character, to help her as myself. And you know, if people think that's not the right thing for me to do, I don't care. It's my sister, and I'm willing to help her."

Aw, that's so sweet! And obviously, that means his sister will be exempt from any political quips, right? Wrong.

Watch the clip to see why. 

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