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Bill Maher has a suggestion for Joe Biden: replace Kamala Harris. Although Bill Maher is more identified with the Democratic Party, he usually has no problem criticizing what he dislikes. In a new episode of his show, he had very strong words against the party and even dared to make a proposal to Joe Biden if he decides to run again in 2024: replace Kamala Harris.
The latest edition of “Real Time with Bill Maher” on HBO featured a chat between the popular TV host, The Atlantic’s left-leaning writer Caitlin Flanagan and CNN commentator Van Jones about the upcoming presidential election.
In this framework, the three analyzed the electoral scenario in case Joe Biden decided to run for president again. Maher, sharp as usual, advised the head of state to get rid of Kamala Harris.
“It’s very hard to take the nomination away from the president. What I could see is replacing the vice president because she’s not very popular anywhere. And it didn’t seem to work out. And I don’t know. That’s been done before in a ticket,” he expressed.
“I just think she’s a bad politician. I don’t … I think she’s a very bright person. So here’s the problem with the Democratic party. They’re so boxed in by identity politics that you cannot conceive of a Democratic ticket that doesn’t have a woman and person of color on it. And pretty soon you’re gonna line up behind that gay Latino and you’re gonna have to have, you know, a deaf Eskimo…,” Maher added to laughter from his audience.
Jones took up the gauntlet and assured that Joe Biden himself is an example of identity politics. He recalled that, among the reasons why Barack Obama chose him as vice president in 2008, his age and skin color stood out.
He also tried to defend Harris by implying that she would not be a particularly “weak” candidate. As for her popularity, the current vice-president is used to being in the red since she began her term. According to the Real Clear Politics average as of October 3, only 37% of Americans have a favorable view of her.
Joaquín Núñez es licenciado en comunicación periodística por la Universidad Católica Argentina. Se especializa en el escenario internacional y en la política nacional norteamericana. Confeso hincha de Racing Club de Avellaneda. Contacto: [email protected] // Joaquín Núñez has a degree in journalistic communication from the Universidad Católica Argentina. He specializes in the international scene and national American politics. Confessed fan of Racing Club of Avellaneda. Contact: [email protected]