"Real Time" host Bill Maher took aim at Democrats on Friday night for their renewed opposition toward Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, telling them that "going after a guy for what he did in high school" looks bad.
Maher began the show's panel-discussion segment by citing the "Kavanaugh effect" and the implication that four vulnerable Democrats lost their U.S. Senate seats in 2018 because of their opposition to the then-Supreme Court nominee -- noting that Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., who backed President Trump's appointment of Kavanaugh, was the only red-state Democrat to keep his job.
"People did not like going after a guy for what he did in high school," Maher said. "It looked bad -- and now Democrats are talking about impeaching him again?"...
"But what were you like at 17?!" Maher shot back. "I'm just telling you what the politics is... People don't think you should go back to age 17. It just strikes them as preposterous and by the way, it's counterproductive for Democrats winning."