HBO’s “Real Time” host Bill Maher may be a liberal, but he’s not that kind of liberal these days as he once again showed little tolerance for the extreme left cultural faction of the Democratic Party.

Rep. Katie Porter, D-Calif., faced criticism from Maher after she commented that the “Real Time” host, along with Piers Morgan from Fox Nation, sounded “old” and “grumpy” during their appearance on the show on Friday.

The comment sparked a debate on whether 21-year-olds possess a certain level of maturity, Fox News reported.

During the discussion, Maher asserted that America’s “kids” are “not mature,” while Morgan, who hosts “Piers Morgan Uncensored” on Fox Nation, added that they are frequently seeking validation by posting on social media.

In the Friday episode, Porter, Maher, and Morgan were discussing Jack Teixeira, a 21-year-old who was arrested in relation to the release of a collection of classified documents that have been leaked online over the past few months.

“To do something ‘for the likes’… I just think our kids are not mature,” Maher stated.

“You post something and people validate you,” Morgan agreed.

“But to use national security secrets for that?” Maher questioned. “The level of bad judgment…”

“You guys sound kind of old and grumpy right now,” Porter interrupted, which appeared to stun them both. “Kids are immature; that’s why they’re kids.”

Maher persistently challenged the maturity of 21-year-olds in America during the discussion, while Porter cited the minimum legal drinking age (MLDA) being 21 nationwide as evidence to support their status as adults, despite previously referring to the same age group as “immature.”

“They can go fight, they can be in the army…” Maher argued.

“Well, I think that’s a discussion we should have,” Porter noted, before Maher went on to list age-appropriate legalities to back up his claim.

“They can vote…I thought if you’re able to vote, you should be able to have a certain level of maturity. They’re deciding whether you should be in Congress,” Maher told Porter, who said she was proud of winning those votes.

“You just said you win the votes of the immature,” the host said before insisting Porter had played the “age card.” “You were like, ‘our argument sucks because we’re old.’ That’s getting so boring.”

Porter clarified that she did not say he and Morgan are old, but rather that they sounded old. Nonetheless, Maher seized on her remark as a means to make a broader argument.

“Shouldn’t we critique each other on the content of our ideas, not on those identity politics? ‘You’re old, you couldn’t possibly have the right ideas,'” Maher said. “If I said that about women or something, that wouldn’t be right.”

“Your whole complaint is that this person was young,” Porter replied.

“My complaint is that our young are immature, compared to other countries and other times in history, we raised very immature people because we coddled them, we gave them a sense of entitlement, they don’t have to learn anything in school,” Maher went on.


The show concluded with Maher cautioning Democrats that the indictment of former President Donald Trump might have an adverse effect.

“And as I watched the circus around our latest horny ex-president… it seems worth asking the Democrats having gone through this yourselves: what don’t you get about sex scandals don’t work on presidents?” Maher said, an apparent reference to former President Bill Clinton, who was impeached after lying under oath about an affair he had with a young intern, Monica Lewinsky.

“Because no matter what the underlying legal reasons are that underpin a sex scandal, to the average person, it’s just always going to be about sex. Nothing can compete. Law is boring. It’s the constitutional equivalent of golf,” Maher said.

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