Maher claims Dem’s special election win is evidence the party ‘flipped’ immigration issue on GOP

Thanks to “glitchy” leadership on one side of the Senate that got “played” by the other, Bill Maher touted a recent election as proof the immigration issue was “successfully flipped.”

Mere days after the special election in New York’s 3rd Congressional District to fill the vacated seat of ousted Republican Rep. George Santos, the host of HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher” was taking a victory lap on the President Joe Biden administration’s handling of the border crisis.

“The biggest political news that happened this week was that the Democrats have successfully flipped the immigration issue. Immigration is now the number one issue to voters. Number one ahead of the economy. This doesn’t happen often,” expressed the comedian. “I think [Democratic New York Sen.] Chuck Schumer — I think he played them.”

As for Schumer’s Republican counterpart, Kentucky’s Sen. Mitch McConnell, the host suggested, “he used to be the guy who played everybody else. He’s lost a step. He’s a little glitchy.”

Maher’s argument hinged on former Democratic Rep. Tom Suozzi’s win over Republican legislator Mazi Pilip Tuesday coupled with the GOP’s failure theater in working to rope border security to foreign aid for Ukraine, Gaza and Israel that ultimately would have legitimized a minimum of nearly 2 million illegal entries per year.

“Democrats called their bluff,” on the immigration bill, the entertainer said as he was joined by CNN’s Van Jones, commentator Ann Coulter, and San Diego State University professor of psychology, Dr. Jean Twenge on Friday.

“I mean, I could read you the quotes from [Republican South Carolina Sen.] Lindsey Graham and other people, prominent Republicans who said, ‘We will never get a better bill than this.’ Republicans did not want — well [former President Donald] Trump, did not want the Democrats to have a victory,” he contended. “So, he told them to vote against their own bill.”

“Now we have this guy, Tom Suozzi? He won the seat vacated by — vacated — he got his a** kicked out — Santos, now on Cameo — and this guy won the election in a state and outside a suburb of the city that is reeling from the migrant problem,” continued Maher, referencing the Big Apple where Mayor Eric Adams (D) slashed funding to essential services to cover illegal aliens living rent free in hotels on the taxpayers’ dime. “And he won it.”

“Here’s Tom Suozzi. He said, ‘What we need are strong, outspoken, pro-Israel Democrats that will stand up for Israel — stand up to the extreme left.’ Hello, Tom Suozzi! And he just said, look, we have to close the border. He ran to the right!” the host exclaimed.

Previously, Maher had ripped Biden’s administration for a decision to advance construction of the border wall. “Trump today said he wants Biden to apologize because it looks like Biden was adopting his policy. This does not look good for the Democrats,” the entertainer assessed in October.

“Also, they look like sanctuary city hypocrites. They were the ones who said, ‘Look, we’re the compassionate people. Everybody should get a shot here,'” he added, having referred to the devolving situation as “a disaster for the Democrats.”

Fast-forward just over four months and it appeared to Maher that the establishment leaders in Congress were doing little more than setting the left up for success in November.

“So, I think that this is very good news if you’re a Democrat,” asserted the comedian. “This, to me, leads the way for them to win on the issue that looks like it’s going to be the most important issue.”

Kevin Haggerty


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