Showtime is trying to rescue the political documentary series “The Circus” from its disgraced former host Mark Halperin, by replacing him with liberal CBS commentator Alex Wagner.
After Halperin was let go for allegations of sexual assault and misconduct. The network tapped Wagner for a new season that is set to be released in April, according to a report by The New York Times.
The former MSNBC host is known for espousing far left points of view and once lobbied in 2011 for the total repeal of the 2nd amendment, during an episode of “Real Time with Bill Maher,” on HBO, according to Real Clear Politics.
“Well, I’m going to be pilloried for this,” Wagner said. “I think get rid of the second Amendment, the right to bear arms. I just think in the grand scheme of the rights that we have; the right of assembly, free speech. I mean, owning a gun does not, it does not tally on the same level as those other Constitutional rights.”
One of the remaining co-hosts for “The Circus,” Mark McKinnon, told The Times the show is “based on a concept,” and “No one co-host was irreplaceable.”
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