Bill Maher

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

An Alabama congressman says he wants Bill Maher's H-B-O show taken off the air after the comedian made a comment that the military has already recruited all the "low-flying fruit."

Representative Spencer Bachus has taken issue with remarks made
by Maher in a show earlier this month.

Maher said on the show that the military has already picked "all the low-flying Lynndie England fruit, and now we need warm bodies." England is the Army reservist accused of abusing prisoners at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq.

Bachus says those remarks border on treason and that he wants Maher "off the air."

Numerous television stations pulled Maher's previous show, "Politically Incorrect," when he argued that the Nine-Eleven terrorists weren't cowards.

Maher has issued a statement saying he has the "highest regard for the men and women serving this country."


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