‘An Opportunity to Lie’: Maher Goes Off on Ted Cruz over Country Music Remarks

Bill Maher tonight really piled on Ted Cruz with his panel, remarking that Cruz is the kind of person that would appeal to the America of 20 years ago. CNN’s S.E. Cupp noted that Cruz’s big problem is that he may be popular to conservatives, but is “detestable” to the rest of the country.

Former Congressman Barney Frank pointed out that the GOP primaries aren’t exactly full of moderates, so Cruz might do fairly well in that process.

But what really pissed off Maher was Cruz’s comments about switching to country music after 9/11 and abandoning classic rock because he “didn’t like how rock music responded” to the tragic events of that day. Maher read off a huge list, growing steadily more agitated with each name, of classic rockers who performed at big fundraising concerts after 9/11 and asked what Cruz was talkng about.

Frank offered Cruz some advice: “Try not to say something that no one will believe.”

Watch the video below, via HBO:

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