Senators Lindsey Graham and Ron Johnson raise the possibility of an investigation into Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son’s business dealings in Ukraine; reaction from Fox News contributor Steve Hayes, former editor-in-chief of The Weekly Standard.
Maher began by questioning whether former Vice President Joe Biden would benefit from the impeachment inquiry into Trump since he is “elevated” above the other 2020 candidates.
“The more I read about this- no, I don’t think he was doing something terrible in Ukraine, but it’s just- why can’t politicians tell their f—–‘ kids, ‘Get a job, get a godd–n job!”” Maher told the panel. “This kid was paid $600,000 because his name is Biden by a gas company in Ukraine, this super-corrupt country that just had a revolution to get rid of corruption. It just looks bad.’
The HBO star commended “genius” Republicans for “muddying the waters,” predicting that their argument to defend Trump will be “You did this in Ukraine, well Joe Biden did this.”
He then mentioned Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., who was famously entangled in the Russia investigation after he held a meeting at Trump Tower with a Russian lawyer during the 2016 election.
“It does sound like something Don Jr. would do,” Maher said. “And if Don Jr. did it, it would be all Rachel Maddow was talking about