In a freewheeling monologue that mocked outgoing Speaker of the House John Boehner, Donald Trump and 'pharma bro' Martin Shkreli, Real Time Host and atheist Bill Maher lavished praise on Pope Francis.
Maher began by telling his audience, "I know why you're happy -- because the Pope came to Washington and cast John Boehner out," before cautioning liberals to not get too happy about it.
"Don't be so happy. This is the Republicans -- it always gets worse," He explained." We thought Bush was the worst, and then Sarah Palin came along. Then Ted Cruz and Donald Trump. The new speaker is gonna be, you know, Representative Hillbilly Quasimodo and his platform of permitting guns in maternity wards and and rescinding the 'no shoes, no shirts' rule in Congress."
Maher then noted the irony of Catholic Boehner's drive to bring the Pope to the U.S. despite the pontiff's views on immigration and climate change.
"Boehner has always been terrible on immigrants, terrible on the environment, and the ultimate crony capitalist," Maher said. "And the Pope comes to town and basically shits on everything he stands for."
Watch the video below, uploaded to YouTube by Real Time: