Members of Congress express outrage after Maher slur


Members of Congress express outrage after Maher slur

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Maher used the slur in an exchange with Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Nebraska
Sen. Tim Scott, R-South Carolina, who is black, lamented a “double standard” Saturday morning

Maher used the slur in an exchange with Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Nebraska, who appeared on the program Friday night to promote his book. Sasse kept quiet following the late-night comedian’s remark, which was in the context of a joke and not censored when it initially aired on HBO.
Sen. Tim Scott, R-South Carolina, who is black, lamented “double standards” Saturday morning on Twitter and elaborated on his comments at the Iowa “Roast …

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