Bill Maher: I Could ‘Possibly’ Vote For Rand Paul

Chuck Ross | Reporter

Outspoken liberal and comedian Bill Maher says that for the first time in a long time, he might vote for a Republican.

“Rand Paul is an interesting candidate to me,” Maher, the host of the HBO political talk show “Real Time with Bill Maher,” told The Hill. “Rand Paul could possibly get my vote.”

Maher declined to say that he was “leaning” toward the Kentucky senator, “but I would say for the first time in a long time I’d be considering the Republican product. I might choose their toothpaste when I’m in the aisle.”

“As I always used to say about his father [former U.S. Rep. Ron Paul], I love half of him. I love the half of him that has the guts to say we should end the American empire, pull the troops home, stop getting involved in every foreign entanglement,” Maher said. “He’s way less of a hawk than Hillary [Clinton], and that appeals to me a lot because I’m not crazy about how warlike she is.”

Though Maher donated $1 million to Obama’s super PAC in 2012, he said he likely won’t be doing the same for Clinton, in the event she decides to run for office.

“No, I don’t think so,” Maher said when asked if he’d dole out such a hefty amount to the former secretary of state. “First of all, I’m not as big a fan of Hillary as I am of Obama. So we’ll see who’s running. I’m not even committing to being for Hillary.”

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