Kicking off the show’s panel-discussion segment, Maher began by recalling the “euphoria” that Democrats felt after they retook the House in the 2018 midterms because it meant they would gain “subpoena power” in the new Congress.
“Apparently not,” Maher said, noting that Attorney General William Barr was a no-show at Thursday’s scheduled House Judiciary Committee hearing.
“It’s all about ‘owning the libs,'” Maher explained. “You know, that’s what they are out for, ‘owning the libs.’ And I’ll tell you something: I feel owned now. You have succeeded. This week, when [Barr] said, ‘You know what, I’m subpoenaed before Congress? F— you, I’m not showing up.’ You’re right. And we can’t do anything about it. I am owned.”