OK, Maybe Bill Maher Isn’t Quite Ready To Vote For Rand Paul

October 6, 2014 9:25 a.m.

Bill Maher might not be ready for Rand, after all.

Maher said last month that he would be amenable to voting Republican in 2016 if Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) claims the GOP nomination, a potentially big shift for the comedian who donated $1 million to bolster President Obama’s re-election bid in 2012.

But after a recent sit-down with the Kentucky senator, Maher told Salon’s Elias Isquith that he isn’t so sure.

I had drinks with him about two weeks ago. He’s a nice guy, he’s a smart guy. My big problem is I asked him about the environment, which is my big issue — because he had made a comment that was very similar to what Dick Cheney said about a month or two ago, which was basically, “Why are we talking the environment when ISIS is out there?”

I said, “Senator, y’know, you sounded just like Dick Cheney…”

Calling Paul’s response “wholly unsatisfactory,” Maher said the junior senator won’t get his vote unless he changes his tune on that front.

Read the whole interview here.

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