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Maher: Capitol Gyrocopter Pilot Is ‘A Hero to Me’

HBO’s “Real Time” host Bill Maher declared the pilot of the gyrocopter that landed on the US Capitol lawn “a hero to me” on Friday.

Maher, who on his previous show pledged a $1 million donation to Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) if she ran for president, and said earlier in the show that “you’d be crazy not to vote for a third Clinton term,” stated “this guy who flew onto the [Capitol] lawn…and all I saw in the media was ‘let’s talk about the gyroscope — or the gyrocopter, and let’s talk about no security,’ and nobody talked about why he did it, which was to bring attention to a very important issue, maybe the most important issue, is that elections are bought and sold now by billionaires. This guy is a hero to me, I’m not going to make fun of him.”

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