On Friday night, HBO’s Bill Maher announced that he has chosen a target for his “Flip-a-District” campaign, Rep. John Kline (R-MN), who he said “embodies the easily-swayed whores and sellouts who keep this town running.”
Mediaite reported that on Saturday, Kline’s office fired back, but leveled their response at Democratic Farmer and Labor Party (DFL) rival for the Kline’s seat in Congress, Mike Obermueller.
Kline spokesman Troy Young accused Obermueller of making Bill Maher his “campaign manager” and wrote, “Minnesotans are tired of sleazy and slimy politics, but DFL candidate Mike Obermueller certainly isn’t. Maher saluted 9/11 terrorists and called our troops ‘cowardly,’ he repeatedly has degraded Christians and calls them ‘schizophrenic,’ and he repugnantly compared special-needs children to ‘dogs,’ yet Mike Obermueller promotes this behavior essentially naming Maher as his campaign manager.”
Obermueller responded, “This news confirms what we’ve been hearing more and more of each day: folks in the 2nd district are tired of John Kline, and they’re ready to kick him out office. People are fired up and are organizing across the district to remove him from a seat he’s become too comfortable in.”
Watch video of Maher’s announcement, embedded below:
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