On Friday’s show of HBO’s ‘Real Time’, host Bill Maher said he thinks Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) has been politically effective because he can do things that the conservatives like, but that’s pretty normal legislation, like parental rights in education. law, which he says could be called the “Let’s Do Things in Schools Like We Did Five Years Ago” law. And the abortion legislation DeSantis signed is “similar” to abortion laws in Europe.
While discussing the abortion, Maher said, “I think Florida – I think one of the reasons he did well in Florida, [is] because he didn’t have a 15 week period? Which is similar to what they have in Europe.
He later added, “The reason I think DeSantis is so strong is because he can do both things. He can do the performance art that seems to have you [panelist Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA)] so exercised at the base, most of which I don’t really know if it’s that damaging. He fights with Disney, does it really affect anyone? I mean, I read the don’t say gay law — which isn’t the name of the law — they called it the don’t say gay law. It could have been called the Let’s Do Things in Schools Act like we did five years ago. It really could have. So what I’m saying is he can do both, but he – yeah, he knows how to piss off the base, I agree. He’s a politician. But he can also be a normal Governor. In other words, after the storm, he can stand with President Biden like a normal governor does and work with him, and then send migrants to Martha’s Vineyard.
Maher also said he disagreed with DeSantis’ handling of Disney’s criticism of the Education Act.
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