In the aftermath of the criminal charges against former President Donald Trump, liberal TV show host Bill Maher has cautioned Democrats.
He’s afraid that Republicans are going to do the same thing to the party he votes for.
During a discussion with his guests on Friday’s show, Maher warned that Republicans may seek revenge on Democrats by attempting to arrest President Joe Biden toward the end of his time in office.
Maher said he believes this would be part of a “cycle of revenge” following the indictment of former President Donald Trump by Democrat and Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg.
Trump is set to be arraigned on Tuesday for charges related to concealing the reporting of a payment made to an adult film star just before the 2016 presidential election.
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“I always ask myself the question, ‘What is actually better for the future of the country and my future?’ Because I don’t want to live in a country where we are one of these places where whoever is president, as soon as they get out of office, they go after them,” he noted.
“It’s almost Greek tragedy-like because you set off this cycle of revenge like The House of Atreus. And I guarantee you when Biden is out of office, Day Two, they will try to arrest him,” Maher added.
The HBO host was joined by Virginia Republican Lt. Gov. Winsome Sears, who noted, “I think like my grandmother said, be careful that you don’t dance on the grave of your enemy because you may fall in.”
The case against Trump by DA Bragg, the first criminal prosecution of a former president, has raised concerns among Democrats that the charges may not hold up as prosecutors have to link campaign finance violations with the misreporting of business records, a legal theory that lacks precedent.
Court observers have drawn a parallel between this case and that of former Democratic vice-presidential candidate John Edwards, who was acquitted in 2012 on charges of using campaign funds to conceal an extramarital affair.