Bill Maher wrapped up his show by pointing out how conservatives “can’t complain” when liberal states defy the federal government.
Between California’s initiatives on climate change and local law enforcement refusing to work with “[President] Trump‘s deportation squad,” the Real Time host said conservatives “can’t get mad” because “we’re just following in a long and hallowed conservative tradition of states’ rights.”
“It’s just now that we’re the state that wants to be left alone,” Maher continued. “Mississippi didn’t like when Attorney General Bobby Kennedy was doing in the ’60s and I don’t like what Jeff Sessions is doing now.”
Maher said that the “script has completely flipped” from 50 years ago when “progressives ran the show in Washington” and Alabama Gov. George Wallace was defying civil rights laws, who he said used states’ rights as justification.
“Now, the white supremacists are the federal government and it’s liberal states that are under siege from federal overreach,” Maher said. “We’re trying to defend our way of life here and what we believe in. We believe in sanctuary cities and pollution controls and legalized pot and gun control and Obamacare and a woman’s right to choose and we’re going to defend them. We’re the rebels now!”
Watch the clip above, via HBO.
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