“Real Time” host Bill Maher on Friday defended maverick U.S. Sens. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., for not backing the Democrats‘ multitrillion-dollar spending spree.
Maher kicked off the present’s panel dialogue by tackling the in-party preventing amongst Democrat lawmakers over the $1.5 trillion bipartisan infrastructure invoice and the $3.5 spending invoice being championed by the progressive wing, noting how the far left members of the get together have been “very mad” at Sinema and Manchin for not backing it.
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“They’re mad at them because they’re not progressive enough — forgetting that they only got elected because they’re not progressives! They’re moderates,” Maher stated.
“They only got elected because they’re not progressives! They’re moderates!”
“Here’s my question: Does spending more money make you a better person? Or a bigger moderate?” Maher requested. “And maybe these two, Sinema and Manchin … might have their thumb more on the pulse on the average Democrat in the country.”
During his opening monologue, Maher famous Congress averted a authorities shutdown by passing a seamless decision, sparking cheers from the viewers.
“You’re cheering? Because we made it through ’til Dec. 3. That’s what they did!” Maher reacted. “This is the equivalent of putting duct tape on your shower nozzle until you actually call the plumber.”
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The HBO star blasted the “stupid, stupid game of chicken” between Democrats and Republicans, declaring “at the last minute, Democrats had to back down.”
“Nancy Pelosi blinked, which is itself new,” Maher quipped.