Heated feud erupts on Bill Maher’s 'Real Time' as guest argues Biden isn’t keeping his progressive promises

Heated feud erupts on Bill Maher’s 'Real Time' as guest argues Biden isn’t keeping his progressive promises
Alex Henderson
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President Joe Biden's commitment to Black voters was questioned on Friday night on HBO's "Real Time."

It began when entertainer and activist Michael Render, also known as Killer Mike, called out Biden for failing to deliver on funding for Historically Black Colleges and Universities, ending qualified immunity, and passing the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act.

When Robert Costa of The Washington Post referred to his fellow panelist by his stage name, Render clarified, "Killer Mike's the guy I put on stage, Michael's the guy who votes and pays a lot in taxes."

Costa, the co-author with Bob Woodward of the new book Peril, drew upon his reporting.

"When Woodward and I were doing this book, we talked to people inside the Biden White House. They said Biden's made a choice to be a progressive, transformational president," Costa said. "You're saying you don't see that?"

"I'm saying I still support Bernie Sanders," Render replied.

Render worried that Biden being viewed as failing to deliver could hurt Democrats in the 2022 midterms.

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