While appearing on Maher's Real Time with Bill Maher Friday, Hurd was subject to the supposed comedian's ignorance. First, Maher pressed Hurd, whose district includes San Antonio, on why he was a Republican.
"They're not good at national defense — the president's a traitor," Maher said. "What's in it for you? What is in the Republican Party for you? You were in the CIA!"
This led to Hurd, currently the only black Republican in the U.S. House, to share some insight on his nine years working in the agency.
"I was the dude in the back alleys at 4 o'clock in the morning collecting intelligence," Hurd explained.
"That's where they collect them? By the Popeye's Chicken?" Maher responded.
Here's a video of that conversation in case you want to cringe some more.
Ayo, for real. Fuck @billmaher. Will Hurd is a better man than me, 'cause if dude had belittled my years in the CIA by making a Popeye's Chicken joke, he woulda got slapped.— Corey Richardson (@vexedinthecity) February 2, 2019
In a fairly heated exchange, with Maher pressing Rep. Hurd as to why he's a Republican, Maher suggests Hurd of gathering intelligence in the alley by the Popeyes Chicken.— Friendly Gabriel Malor (@gabrielmalor) February 2, 2019
(We already knew this about Bill Maher.) https://t.co/MybtL1bafI
Bill Maher insults black CIA vet by suggesting he picked up tips "behind the Popeye's Chicken" same day as Ralph Northam admits he submitted racist af blackface Klan photo to yearbook - it's almost like this is all a game to them.— Ben Domenech (@bdomenech) February 2, 2019
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