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Maher: Liberals ‘arrest our alleged rapists,’ conservatives ‘elect them’

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Comedian Bill Maher during his Friday talk show slammed conservatives defending Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore, saying liberals jail “alleged rapists” while conservatives “elect them” to office.

“But you know, I have to say, I’ve got to defend my tribe here a little bit, liberals versus conservatives. Because certainly sexual harassment is absolutely the one thing we see now is totally truly bipartisan, maybe the last thing that is,” Maher said on his show, HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher.”


Moore this week was accused of having sexual contact in 1979 with a 14-year-old girl. Maher acknowledged that Democrats have also faced accusations of sexual misconduct, naming Democratic donor and film producer Harvey Weinstein, as well as actor Kevin Spacey.

“But no liberal defended Harvey Weinstein or Kevin Spacey, who might be going to jail,” Maher continued.

Maher noted that former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.), who this year pleaded guilty to one count of the transfer of obscene materials to a minor, is now in prison.

“Louis C.K., we hear this week, did horrific things. Compare that to Trump and Roy Moore,” Maher said, referencing comedian Louis C. K., who this week admitted that allegations of sexual misconduct against him are true.

“We arrest our alleged rapists. They elect them. I mean, there’s a pig in the White House,” he added.

Moore has denied the allegations in a story published Thursday by The Washington Post that said he had sexual contact with a 14 year-old in 1979. The Post story also included accounts from three women who said Moore during the same time frame tried to court them, when they were between 16 and 18 years old.

In an interview on Friday, Moore admitted he may have dated teenaged women during that time in his life, but said he did not “remember anything like that.”

The Alabama Republican on Saturday questioned the timing of the accusations, which come several weeks before the Dec. 12 special election, asking “why now?”

-This post was updated on Nov. 12 at 4 p.m.

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