Schumer: False to compare Maher to Limbaugh

By Andrew Jones
Sunday, March 11, 2012 12:00 EDT
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New York Senator Chuck Schumer. Screenshot via ABC.
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Sen. Chuck Schummer (D-NY) vehemently disagreed Sunday morning with some considering Bill Maher’s controversial comments on women as having an equal impact as Rush Limbaugh’s quotes.

Schumer was asked by This Week host George Stephanopoulos if Democrats should heed to Republican thoughts of asking Maher to take back the $1 million he donated to a pro-Obama Super PAC.

“The bottom line is that Rush Limbaugh’s comments were just nasty and directed at a particular young woman who had a particular point of view and was expressing herself,” Schumer said. “Bill Maher is a comedian. It’s much different. Rush Limbaugh has tremendous weight in the Republican Party. No one will rebut him. Bill Maher’s a comedian who’s on at 11 o’clock at night but has very little influence on what’s happening here.”

Schumer added: “So, you know, again, they’re sort of — they’re sort of in a hole, and they’re always trying to look for excuses.”

Maher continued his defense of Limbaugh Friday evening.

WATCH: Video from ABC, from March 11, 2012. (Highlighted section from 2:30 from 3:45).

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Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones is a staff writer/reporter for Raw Story. Besides covering politics, he is also a freelance sports journalist, as well as a slam poetry and music artist. You can follow him on Twitter @sluggahjells.
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