Real Time host Bill Maher admitted on Friday to being “obsessed” with Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) following her response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address.
“She brought up the fact that she wore bread bags on her feet,” Maher said, suppressing a laugh. “I don’t know if this was something that was widely done. And I’ve talked to people — apparently it’s a little more widely done than I talked about.”
Ernst said on Tuesday that her mother sent her to school wearing the bags whenever it rained, painting it as an example of her family living within its means. She did not, however, mention that her family reportedly received more than $460,000 in federal farm subsidies.
Maher also mocked Ernst’s statement last year regarding climate change, when she said she had “not seen proven proof that it is entirely man-made.”
“Yes, but there are people who do,” Maher said, alluding to the overwhelming scientific consensus attributing global warming to human behavior. “This is the point that Obama was making.”
However, Maher joked, Ernst did not disclose her past as a country singer, at which point he produced a mock cover for her album, Bread Bags On My Feet.
He then listed the track listing, which included ditties like “Harper Valley NRA,” “To All The Girls I’ve Underpaid Before,” and “The Only Thing Gay About My Marriage Was The Priest,” among others.
Watch Maher discuss Ernst’s musical leanings, as posted online on Friday, below.
‘Brett Kavanaugh’s penis is back in the news’: Bill Maher breaks down the latest Supreme Court scandal
HBO "Real Time" host Bill Maher broke down the latest scandal facing the United States Supreme Court.
"Brett Kavanaugh's penis is back in the news," Maher said. "The New York Times kind of tripped over his dick on this one."
Maher suggested the report reflects poorly on Kavanaugh's manhood.
"The problem is the woman, the victim, has no recollection of it happening -- which isn't really a ringing endorsement of his penis," Maher said.
CNN analyst has a question for Dems: ‘How low will Trump have to go for you to impeach him?’
Following a day of bombshell reports on the rapidly-growing scandal involving President Donald Trump and Ukraine, a CNN analyst wondered it will take for House Democrats to impeach the commander-in-chief.
Earlier on Friday, in an interview with NPR, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said she was still not in favor of impeaching Trump.
CNN analyst and New York Times contributing op-ed writer Wajahat Ali wondered what -- if anything -- could result in Speaker Pelosi backing impeachment.
Watch Ex-CIA official break down the ‘three crimes’ Trump committed if Ukraine scandal is true
President Donald Trump could be charged with committing three federal crimes if the whistleblower reports involving the White House seeking campaign interference from Ukraine are correct.
MSNBC "Deadline: White House" anchor Nicolle Wallace interviewed Jeremy Bash on Friday -- and worried about the safety of the whistleblower.
"The stakes could not be any higher, the risk to his career -- or her career -- and reputation and perhaps legal standing could not be any higher for this whistleblower. That's why we’re glad to be joined by national security analyst, former chief of staff of the CIA and Department of Defense, someone I wanted to talk to about this story all week, Jeremy Bash," Wallace said.