Republican Senate hopeful Ben Sasse speaks in Lincoln, Neb., Tuesday, May 13, 2014, after winning his party's primary election. A crowd of Republican candidates jockeyed to succeed Nebraska's outgoing governor and senior U.S. senator in a busy primary election where voters also were set to select nominees for three other vacant offices. (AP Photo)

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.

“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?


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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