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Maher Uses the N-word, Ben Sasse Gets Blamed

“Real Time” host Bill Maher is facing some criticism for using the N-word on his show Friday night, but some seem to be more inclined to blame Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.), who Maher was interviewing.

By Autumn Price

“I’ve gotta get to Nebraska more,” said Maher.

“You’re welcome. We’d love to have you work in the fields with us,” Sasse joked.

“Work in the fields? Senator, I’m a house n … ,” Maher replied. Sasse chuckled and uncomfortably cringed.

Meanwhile, audience members of Maher’s show laughed, while some groaned at his comment.

Maher tried to reassure the audience, saying, “it’s a joke.”

While members of the left like Derry condemned Maher’s remarks and called for  his firing, others blamed Sasse for not reacting “appropriately.”

Undercover racism?

https://twitter.com/truthdetective1/status/870869507719532544

https://twitter.com/DellaGates_1237/status/870988973358727168

More:

https://twitter.com/Dysenterybob/status/870984846641954817

Sasse later addressed the situation on Twitter, saying that while he was a free speech “absolutist,” he recognizes that free speech comes with a “responsibility to speak up … ”

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