HBO host Bill Maher on Friday said the recent anonymous allegation against Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh “makes us look bad.”
During the “Real Time with Bill Maher” panel discussion about the anonymous woman who claimed that Kavanaugh tried to sexually assault her at a party when both were in high school, Maher expressed his disdain for the Trump SCOTUS pick while acknowledging the fact that the last-minute Hail Mary attempt doesn’t look good. (RELATED: Brit Hume’s Daughter Speaks Out On Letter Supporting Kavanaugh)
“What do you think of this Brett Kavanaugh thing where suddenly right before he’s gonna get the vote — and he’s the ultimate suck-up and dick Brett Kavanaugh — [laughter from audience] well, he is,” said Maher. “I mean, he’s only there because he’s gonna, you know, vote with pardoning Trump, basically letting him off the hook.”
“But now they’re coming at him with this accusation from someone anonymous who said that he was at a party — which I find hard to believe — in high school,” continued the “Real Time” host.
During a back and forth with former White House adviser Richard Clarke, Maher said, “That [allegedly drinking] doesn’t excuse it, but sexual assault in high school from an anonymous source — I think it makes us look bad.”
“It’s not going to stop him,” noted Clarke. “He’ll get in. It’s sad, but he will get in. We need all to pray for Ruth Bader Ginsburg.”