Real-time host Bill Maher targeted the Democrats Friday night for their renewed opposition to Supreme Court Justice Bret Cavanaugh, telling them to "look for a man for what he did in high school" looks bad.
Maher began the discussion segment of the show, referring to the "Cavanaugh effect" and the hint that four vulnerable Democrats lost their seats in the US Senate in 2018 because of their opposition to the then Supreme Court nominee – noting that Senator Joe Manchin, DW. Va., Who supported President Trump's appointment to Cavanaugh, was the only Red Democrat to keep his job.
"People didn't like to follow a man because of what he did in high school," Maher said. "It looked bad ̵
CNN commentator Tim Naftali – the historian and former director of the Nixon Library in California – defends Democrats' opposition to Cavanaugh, suggesting that if there is a" dark cloud "over justice, it should be prosecuted .
"From high school?" Maher responded.
MSNBC analyst Heather McGee stood up for Naftali, stressing that the dispute was about "Kavanaugh's character."
But Maher doubled.
"So you say to the 17th, you must have your own perfectly shaped character," Maher exclaimed. "Ruth Bader Ginsburg said glowing things about him. I think he's ——. I don't think he should be in the Supreme Court. "
" Sometimes you have to fight, even if you can't win, "Naftali said.
"But how old were you ?!" Maher turned back. "I'm just telling you what the policy is … People don't think you have to go back to the age of 17. They just find it pointless, and by the way, it's counterproductive for the Democrats to win."
"People don't think you need to go back to the age of 17. Just consider them pointless."
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Last week, The New York Times returned an explosive report on a charge of sexual assault against Cavanaugh in his college days. The track by Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly is adapted from their forthcoming book, Brett Cavanaugh's Education: An Investigation, and claims that there was confirmation of an incident in which Cavanaugh, as a student at Yale, exposed himself to a classmate at a party.
But The Times was forced to issue an update that included an important detail that several friends of the alleged victim said did not recall the alleged sexual assault. The newspaper also said for the first time that the alleged victim refused to be questioned and made no other comment about the episode.
Several Democratic lawmakers have called for Cavanaugh's impeachment, including 2020 presidential nominees Senator Kamala Harris, D-California and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass.