As the liberal host of HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher,” Bill Maher stated as part of his most recent show that Old Uncle Joe needs to get rid of Vice President Kama Harris (D) from his 2024 presidential run ticket should she make the choice to run for a second term.
Maher issued these statements as part of one of his segments in which he spoke with the left-wing writer of The Atlantic Caitlin Flanagan and Van Jones, a commentator for CNN, about the 2024 presidential elections.
“It’s very hard to take the nomination away from the president,” stated Maher. “What I could see is replacing the vice president because she’s not very popular anywhere. And it didn’t seem to work out. And I don’t know. That’s been done before in a ticket.”
Flanagan then hopped forward and stated that Harris was not just an “off-putting person,” but that she also sports quite “a lot of baggage that probably wouldn’t do well under a lot of scrutiny.”
“I just think she’s a bad politician,” answered Maher. “And I don’t … I think she’s a very bright person. But I can see them doing that because a lot of the problem with Biden being old is, ‘Oh, if he dies then you know you’re gonna get this person.’ OK, so here’s the problem with the Democratic party. They’re so boxed in by identity politics that you cannot conceive of a Democratic ticket that doesn’t have a woman and person of color on it. And pretty soon you’re gonna line up behind that gay Latino and you’re gonna have to have, you know, a deaf Eskimo be the–”
Jones chimed in at that point to claim that Biden was “an example of identity politics” due to the fact that he claimed that black voters saw Biden and thought, “We think we need to put a white guy in here.”
Maher then jumped to the defense of Biden from those who have been highlighting that he is the oldest president in U.S. history, stating, “Would I like to have great wisdom in the body of a 20-year-old? Yes.”
“I admit, he is gonna have trouble in the debate. Debates are gonna look bad. Prepare for it now. There’s gonna be some senior moments. OK, he could show up without pants. That’s true,” stated Maher. “It doesn’t matter. It has nothing to do with running the country.”
Bill Maher suggests replacing VP Kamala Harris ..
The Problem with Democrat Party is that it's so boxed in with Identity Politics . . pic.twitter.com/jFJkcQegJg
— Lawyerforlaws (@lawyer4laws) October 2, 2022