He is afraid of the consequences. And he is justified in that fear. They created a monster. His countryman Bill Kristol also recently expressed trepidation about where this is all going.
Maher played a clip of Victor Sengbe, the resident in question, stating, "Out of the dozens and hundreds and thousands of people that have walked by, no one has thought that it looked anywhere close to a noose" before criticizing Schaaf.
"Oakland's Mayor Libby Schaaf wasn't going to let all that cheat her out of a chance to signal her virtue," he said. "Why is this white woman seeing racism where a black man isn't? The mayor also said, 'intentions don't matter,' but they do matter. And white people need to stop trying to cancel other white people whose heart is in the right place but don't exactly get it right on the first try."