Bill Maher closed Real Time on Friday by ripping GOP lawmakers — and Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe in particular — for their efforts to stifle not only research, but basic food labeling information.
“Remember this a*shole?” Maher said before displaying a picture of Inhofe and explaining that Inhofe threatened to convene hearings he said would counter NASA’s “bias” regarding climate change research.
“Yes, we need to balance the facts with the anti-facts,” Maher said sarcastically. “Because we’re the United States of You Don’t Wanna Know.”
More recently, he explained, House Republicans started pushing for a measure that would ban meat producers from including country-of-origin information regarding their products. Maher admitted he had no idea how such a law could be phrased as a benefit to consumers.
“What do you name it, the ‘Freedom From Information Act’?” he asked. “The ‘Don’t Worry Your Pretty Little Head About It Act’?”
If the beef lobby had its way, he said, its product labels would have nothing but a “cow with huge t*ts committing suicide,” undermining the basic purpose of regulations — to protect people from corporations, and not the other way around.
“I’m sorry, but your right to know something is always gonna be outweighed by their right to hide it from you,” he argued. “Because in America, you can be armed. Just not with the facts.”
Watch Maher’s commentary, as posted online on Friday, below.
Lindsey Graham clings to new Trump ‘hearsay’ defense: Impeachment ‘is going to destroy the presidency over time’
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) argued that the impeachment of President Donald Trump should not go forward because it would "destroy the presidency over time."
Reporters pressed Graham on Thursday about what he might do to stop the impeachment proceedings.
"There’s no quid pro quo," Graham ranted. "Nothing happened here. We’re not going to impeach this president over this. We’re not going to legitimize a hearing where you can only call Democratic witnesses. It’s over. It’s done for me."
According to the South Carolina Republican, impeachment is not a valid remedy for the president's misdeeds because it was initiated with so-called hearsay evidence.
WATCH: Democrat sarcastically slaps aside Trump Jr for trying to give him legal advice
Former trial lawyer turned Democratic lawmaker Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Il) sharply slapped aside legal advice offered by Donald Trump Jr, suggesting he might want to stay in his lane until he attends law school.
Speaking with CNN host Wolf Blitzer, Quigley was asked abouit a tweet by President Donald Trump's son regarding hearsay evidence after apparently watching Wednesday's impeachment hearing.
At issue for Don Jr. was Quigley's assertion during the hearing that hearsay evidence can sometimes be better than direct evidence.
Combative Kellyanne Conway melts down on CNN’s Blitzer after she’s asked about husband George’s impeachment observations
On CNN Thursday, an interview with counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway went off the rails when anchor Wolf Blitzer asked her about the impeachment analysis made by her husband George Conway, who is notoriously anti-Trump.
"I just have a final question, a sensitive question, and it’s a political question, it’s a substantive question. I don’t want to talk about your marriage. I know that there are issues there," said Blitzer. "Your husband George Conway—"
"What did you just say?" snapped Conway. "Did you just say there are issues there? ... Why would you say that?"