Bill Maher insists DeSantis would be 'way better' than Trump: 'He's not certifiably insane'

Maher kicked off the panel discussion Friday night with the ongoing Jan.. 6 House Select Committee hearings and cited a poll that showed “54%” of Americans believe the former president should be charged with a crime, “insluitend 21% of Republicans.

But the committee says they will not refer this to the Justice Department. Hoekom?” Vra Maher. “Why isn’t it moving into that realm? And if we don’t, it will just happen again, geen?”

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Breaking Pointspodcast co-host Krystal Ball responded by knocking thefundamental lack of seriousnessfrom Democrats for not tackling the question as to what truly led to the events of Jan. 6 where a large portion of the country does not believe in the results of the presidential election. She also panned the Democrat-led strategy of propping up Republicans in primary races who deny the 2020 election’s legitimacy with the hopes of defeating them easier in the November midterms.

But that’s not really my question,” Maher gesê. “ek bedoel, ja, if the guy robbed the liquor store, let’s look into why he did that. Maar ook, he needs to be arrested for robbing the liquor store.

The Jan. 6 committee hearing is investigating whether President Donald Trump can be criminally charged for the Jan. 6, 2021 Capitol riot over the 2020 verkiesingsuitslae.

The Jan. 6 committee hearing is investigating whether President Donald Trump can be criminally charged for the Jan. 6, 2021 Capitol riot over the 2020 verkiesingsuitslae. (Getty Images)

Tablet Magazine columnist James Kirchick called Trump amenace” who “may have committed crimesbut cautioned the prosecution of a former president, citing how former President Gerald Forddid the right thingby pardoning Richard Nixon after Watergate.

Ball said she hasno issuewith Trump being prosecuted, but insistedthat’s not going to solve our problem,” suggesting that the Republican Florida governor would follow in Trump’s footsteps.

Do you think that Ron DeSantis is going to be way better than Donald Trump?” Ball asked.

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“Ja, yes I do,” Maher quickly responded while raising his hand.

He hasn’t shown contempt for the democratic process,” Kirchick told Ball.

He’s not certifiably insane. That’s a great one to start off with,” Maher gesê. “You know what Ron DeSantis won’t be doing? He won’t be poop-tweeting every day. It won’t be, soos, having feuds with Bette Midler on Twitter. He’s not an insane person.

Amerikaanse. Ron DeSantis, goewerneur van Florida.

Amerikaanse. Ron DeSantis, goewerneur van Florida. (Reuters)

Maher later pivoted back to Kirchick’s warning about prosecuting a former president, suggesting it could spark political violence across the country.

That’s a very dangerous road to go down. And it’s very fainthearted,” Maher told the columnist. “We have to be scared of what the criminals will do if we charged them for being criminals? That can’t — that’s not really the way to go.

Ball doubled down on her argument that charging Trump with crimes over Jan. 6 wouldn’tfix the core problem.

Would you say that about criminal justice in general, that it doesn’t solve the problem?” Vra Maher.

“Sekerlik,” Ball responded. “Natuurlik. Yes… that is dealing with a symptom of the rot in our society.

Arresting criminals and putting them in jail does not help the problem of crime?” Maher pressed his guest.

She should run for DA in San Francisco,” Kirchick quipped, referring to the recently ousted progressive District Attorney Chesa Boudin.

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