Comedian Bill Maher took aim at Democrats on Friday night, blasting them as “look[ing] weak” for their bluster about the country being in “a constitutional crisis” under President Donald Trump while not “do[ing] anything” about it.
During Friday’s episode of “Real Time with Bill Maher,” he quipped that he felt like the country was “in a permanent state of constitutional crisis” as “[Democrats] say it every week now” before naming off a few of the other issues that the Democratic Party has been prattling on about:
“Taxes: No, you can’t see his taxes. [Treasury Secretary] Steve Mnuchin says there is no legitimate legislative purpose. Not for him to say. Not a thing. Security clearances: Us to know, you to not find out. The redacted Mueller report: Executive privilege. Again, not a thing.”
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— Real Time (@RealTimers) May 11, 2019
“Deutsche Bank: They want those documents,” Maher continued on, chuckling. “They’re suing for that. That’ll never happen.”
President George Washington first set the precedent for what would become executive privilege in 1796 when he refused to comply with a House request for documents having to do with the Jay Treaty with Great Britain.
President Dwight D. Eisenhower coined the actual term “executive privilege in 1954.
Maher went on to blast the Democrats as “making [themselves] look weak” by only talking about the “constitutional crisis” and not do anything about it.
“So it’s a constitutional crisis. Democrats, either do something or stop talking about it because I think you’re just making yourselves look weak,” Maher said. “You’re just making yourselves look like people who talk and talk and don’t do anything.”
As IJR Blue previously reported, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Thursday that she agreed with House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) that the U.S. was facing a “constitutional crisis” under Trump.