HBO host Bill MaherWilliam (Bill) MaherWhoopi Goldberg rips Bill Maher over COVID-19 remarks: 'How dare you be so flippant' Bill Maher says Biden lacks 'passionate defenders,' 'get-up-and-go' Bill Maher pushes back on Fauci: 'Don't sit there in your white coat and tell me "Just do what we say"' MORE condemned New York Gov. Andrew CuomoAndrew CuomoJudge strikes down New York's indoor mask mandate Hochul raises .6 million since launching gubernatorial campaign Former aide says she felt 'abandoned' by Democrats who advanced Garcetti nomination as ambassador to India MORE (D) after numerous sexual harassment claims against Cuomo were detailed this week, arguing the embattled governor can't stay in office.
The liberal comedian and commentator began his show “Real Time with Bill Maher” on Friday night by recapping “Day 4 of the Andrew Cuomo death watch.”
“The report came back. Yes, sleaze,” Maher said to laughter from the audience. “Democrats are dropping him like he’s made of gluten.”
Cuomo has faced mounting calls to resign since New York Attorney General Letitia James (D) released a report from an independent investigation finding that the governor sexually harassed multiple women, including some who worked for him.
One woman in the report, who was identified as “Executive Assistant #1,” has filed a criminal complaint with the Albany County Sheriff’s office, meaning he could face misdemeanor charges.
Some of the nation’s top Democrats, including President BidenJoe BidenFormer chairman of Wisconsin GOP party signals he will comply with Jan. 6 committee subpoena Romney tests positive for coronavirus Pelosi sidesteps progressives' March 1 deadline for Build Back Better MORE, Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiPelosi sidesteps progressives' March 1 deadline for Build Back Better Let's 'reimagine' political corruption Briahna Joy Gray discusses Pelosi's 2022 re-election announcement MORE (D-Calif.) and Senate Majority Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerThe Hill's Morning Report - Democrats sense opportunity with SCOTUS vacancy Schumer finds unity moment in Supreme Court fight Breyer retirement throws curveball into midterms MORE (D-N.Y.) have all called for Cuomo’s resignation.
Maher continued the conversation later in the episode with commentators Malcolm Nance and Ben Shapiro, asking his guests why Cuomo would not just leave on his own accord rather than waiting for impeachment proceedings to play out.
Shapiro responded by saying that Cuomo was taking “the Ralph Northam gamble,” referencing the Virginia governor’s scandal after photos of him wearing blackface at a party decades ago resurfaced.
Maher said he felt Cuomo’s situation was worse than Northam’s, asking “what’s worse, blackface at a party in 1980 — not cool — or actually sexually harassing women in 2021 and who work under you?”
Nance then said that Cuomo was “going full Trump,” adding, “You know when Joe Biden tells you to go, it's time to go.”
Maher responded by saying that Cuomo should go, adding that he’s “not Donald TrumpDonald TrumpFormer chairman of Wisconsin GOP party signals he will comply with Jan. 6 committee subpoena Overnight Defense & National Security — Pentagon tells Russia to stand down Billionaire GOP donor maxed out to Manchin following his Build Back Better opposition MORE.”
“Because Donald Trump is a city cockroach and nothing can kill him. This guy is not, he should go,” Maher said.