Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi visited Los Angeles on Friday for HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher and was welcomed with a fist-bump, some softball questions, and a PG-13 monologue from the show’s deferential host.
The Friday night episode was Season 17 premiere and Pelosi, the most visible and calmly capable of President Trump’s Washington foils, represented a booking coup for Maher and the producers of the HBO political punch-up show considering the historic impeachment proceedings underway in the nation’s capitol.
The Speaker came with plenty to say, too. Pelosi framed this year’s election as a colossal crossroads moment. “Here’s what I do worry about: our country, in its greatness, can absorb one term by the present occupant of the White House. Not two terms.”