Despite the lack of concrete evidence, the “Big Lie” that the 2020 presidential election was stolen continues to live on among the Republican Party. Last night on Real Time with Bill Maher, Bill Maher offered his theory on why GOP lawmakers still hold on to the conspiracy theory.
Republicans such as Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene still argue that Donald Trump won the election over President Joe Biden. This comes even after votes have been tallied, results confirmed, and lawsuits issued against those claiming election fraud.
President Biden took office and promised that Republicans would come around without Trump in power. However, many Republicans have instead doubled down and continue to support the former president and his claims about the election. Why?
Bill Maher offered his theory last night during his “New Rule” segment. Unsurprisingly, it all comes down to power.
Bill Maher says that Republicans will do anything to stay in power
Bill Maher didn’t waste any time calling out the GOP for what he sees as false patriotism. Instead, the Real Time host argues that Republican members of Congress care more about the paycheck, prestige, and power that comes with being an elected official.
But that’s not much of an accomplishment, says Maher. Instead, he suggests that it’s a job that requires no specific talent or ability. The job security, perks, and influence that come with being in Congress don’t seem to match up with the relatively low bar regarding the job requirements.
So the easiest way to hold on to the job? Align with Donald Trump and keep his base happy. That’s Maher’s theory on why so many Republicans continue to push the “Big Lie” and play along with other conspiracy theories.
Maher doesn’t see an end in sight when it comes to this problem. That’s because the only boss that Congress members have is the voters. And when they ignore the truth, lawmakers happily follow along.
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