“Real Time” host Bill Maher ended the show on Friday night by sounding the alarm on the pending Supreme Court nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett.
Maher began by mocking Democrats for threatening to pack the Supreme Court, saying it is “already packed – with Catholics.”
“Roberts, Thomas, Alito, Kavanaugh, Sotomayor and Gorsuch – who I consider Catholic because he grew up Catholic and is now a bishop, who is just a Catholic who fluent in Latin,” Maher said.
“And when Mitch McConnell and his firm finish FedExing Amy Coney Barrett to the bench, seven of the nine judges will be Catholics.”
The HBO star noted that Roman Catholics were only “20 percent” of the U.S. population, suggesting that there should be a “healthier balance on our highest court” representing the people and emphasizing atheists were “the fast-growing church community” “in the country.
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“We are 26 percent of the country … where is our vote in the Supreme Court?” Asked Maher, an outspoken atheist. “And atheists actually make better judges because we do not have to work to separate church and state. We are not torn between rational decision-making and what it says in the old book of Jewish fairy tales.”
Maher then tapped Barrett for a remark she told a law graduate in 2016 when she said, “Remember, your legal career is only a means to an end … The purpose is to build the kingdom of God.”
“No, it’s not,” Maher fired back. “It’s not the point of a legal career, and you experts are sincerely discussing whether she will vote to overthrow Roe vs. Wade? Of course she will! She has been marked since birth to overthrow Roe vs. Wade. She’s like Terminator , a robot programmed to perform a task, except that she was not sent from the future, she was sent from the past. “
Maher then divided Catholics into two categories – “scary” and “not scary.” And while saying the vast majority of them “are not intimidating,” he warned that the “uber-conservative Catholics who have an agenda” will “return to the Middle Ages,” quoting Attorney General William Barr and The Federalist Society as examples.
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“These old-school Catholics, they play the long game. Amy Barrett has been on their radar page forever because she grew up in an extremist Catholic community called the People of Praise, where husbands’ responsibilities include” correcting “his wife if she had to come from the right path and where women were called ‘maids’, “Maher explained. “It’s not wrong to call nuts out when s — are nuts!”
“Chuck Schumer said Democrats do not want to make Barrett’s religion an issue,” he concluded, “but it should be because it’s relevant to be nuts.”