He then pointed to Florida, which he called the “poster boy for keeping s— open,” which ranked at No. 17, and concluded, “So, New York and New Jersey did worse than Florida.”
“Florida is home to all the old people in America,” Maher shot back. “I was just in Florida. I’ve been there a few times since this started. The atmosphere is just different. I’m not moving to Florida. I’m not promoting Florida. I’m just saying AOC just went to Florida and had a good time without a mask on. … The atmosphere was just night and day from California, which was gloomy and the Andromeda strain was out there. And you went to Florida and I’m just saying- yes, there are different factors… but basically, they stayed open and went on with life and didn’t do a helluva lot worse and maybe did better.”
Maher also scorches Sotomayor —
“This is I think where Democrats look bad. Like, ‘We’re the people of science’ and then a lot of what they do has nothing to do with science like suggesting you wear masks outside. There’s no science to that,” Maher said. “Or that the virus can get me when I’m walking in a restaurant but not when I’m sitting down. There’s so much mindless bureaucracy! [NBA star] Kyrie Irving can play on the road but not home games!’ That- it’s just stupid!”
He then pivoted to the recent Supreme Court hearing that challenged the Biden administration’s vaccine mandate and how Justice Sonia Sotomayor made wild assertions about COVID, like claiming over “100,000” children were currently in serious condition at hospitals with the disease and that COVID was a “blood-born virus.”
“They were all listening to NPR,” Weiss quipped.
“Exactly,” Maher replied. “I mean, that’s really ignorant for a Supreme Court justice. So don’t be the ‘We’re the people who believe in science,’ but you don’t have the facts! I read this before, like 41% of Democrats last year thought that over 50% of people who got COVID were hospitalized. It was less than 1%.”