Bill Maher, who hosts “Real Time with Bill Maher,” on HBO, has challenged President Biden to make a big change going into his 2024 re-election campaign.
During a segment where Maher spoke with left-wing The Atlantic writer Caitlin Flanagan and CNN commentator Van Jones, Maher said that Biden needs to get rid of Vice President Kamala Harris (D) from the 2024 ticket should he decide to run for a second term.
“It’s very hard to take the nomination away from the president,” Maher said. “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.”
Flanagan labeled harris as an "off-putting person" and also pointed out she has “a lot of baggage that probably wouldn’t do well under a lot of scrutiny.”
“I just think she’s a bad politician,” Maher responded. “And I don’t … I think she’s a very bright person. But I can see them doing that because a lot of the problem with Biden being old is, ‘Oh, if he dies then you know you’re gonna get this person.’ OK, 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 be the–”
Van Jones called Biden an example of "identity politics." He said black people looked at him and said to themselves, “We think we need to put a white guy in here.”
“I admit, he is gonna have trouble in the debate. Debates are gonna look bad. Prepare for it now. There’s gonna be some senior moments. OK, he could show up without pants. That’s true,” Maher said. “It doesn’t matter. It has nothing to do with running the country.”
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Bill Maher suggests replacing VP Kamala Harris ..
The Problem with Democrat Party is that it's so boxed in with Identity Politics . . pic.twitter.com/jFJkcQegJg
— Lawyerforlaws (@lawyer4laws) October 2, 2022
Is there any way the Democrats can drag Biden through another presidential election?