On Friday’s edition of “Real Time with Bill Maher,” Sen. Al Franken said that Republicans are wary of Donald Trump — some even saying that the President is “not right, mentally.”
He continued to explain, “and then, some are harsher. I haven’t heard a lot of good things and I’ve heard great concern about his temperament.”
Maher then responded, “I saw this today. Fifty-one percent of Trump voters believe he should be able to personally overturn decisions by judges.”
Franken was not surprised by this fact and went on to point out that “half of Trump voters” actually refers to less than a quarter of the U.S. voting population.
“I guess that 48 or 49 percent of Trump voters understood [the federal judiciary is independent] and that’s good.”
Later, Franken explained,
“They have the majority and we can’t stop them from having hearings and we’re going to have hearings. Now, what I’m saying is that the Roberts court has been a pro-activist, pro-corporate, pro-pollution, pro-big money in campaigns and in elections and I’m not going to okay another 5-4 Roberts court.”
Host Bill Maher then mentioned that Time magazine is already calling for Trump’s impeachment, citing violations of the emoluments clause.
“Al, when will the impeachment hearings start?” he asked.
“Let me remind you again that the Republicans are in the majority, so it’s months and months away.”
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