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Bill Maher Slams AG Barr as ‘Republican Catholic Moralizer’: ‘It’s Not About Tyranny, It’s About Tits’

On HBO’s Real Time, host Bill Maher went on an extended rant about Attorney General Bill Barr, labeling him one of a “long line of Republican Catholic moralizers” who is willing enable President Donald Trump’s authoritarian impulses because “it’s not about tyranny, it’s about tits.”

Maher attributed Barr’s willingness to work for Trump to the attorney general’s Catholicism, which the comedian called a “strange cult.”

“That’s the secret to why Bill Barr was so anxious to become Donald Trump’s loyal hand,” Maher opined. “He’s just the latest in a long line of Republican Catholic moralizers.”

He then quoted from a 1995 essay that Barr wrote for The Catholic Lawyer magazine, where the former attorney general for President George H.W. Bush decried “secular” society and the alleged moral breakdown of the country.

“We have lived through 30 years of permissiveness, the sexual revolution, and the drug culture. The greatest threat to free government, the Founders believed, was not governmental tyranny, but personal licentiousness,” Barr wrote back then.

Maher then said this: “You see, Barr knows Trump wants to be a dictator, but who cares. it’s not about tyranny; it’s about tits.”

He then read a second quote from Barr.

“The Founders believed the choice was clear,” the Attorney General wrote. “We could govern ourselves guided by religion and morality, or we could lose our liberty altogether.”

Maher sarcastically disputed Barr’s claim as both inaccurate and ahistorical. “Yes, they believed it so strongly, they wrote it down nowhere. There is nothing about morality in the Constitution. It’s like Jesus on the subject of butt sex, it ain’t in there.”

Watch above, via HBO.

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