Bill Maher endorses Bernie Sanders

How Close Will the Democrats Be in New Hampshire?
How Close Will the Democrats Be in New Hampshire?

Bill Maher may have given Bernie Sanders the best endorsement so far in the 2016 presidential cycle.

During a discussion on his HBO show "Real Time with Bill Maher," MSNBC analyst Alex Wagner asked whether Maher believed Sanders has what it takes to be commander-in-chief.

Maher shot back, "F*** yeah! The guy who voted right on the Iraq war? Yea, I do."

Photos of Sanders and Clinton duking it out during Democratic debates:

"Doesn't Bernie deserve this? Maher asked. "He has proved i think at this point that this is a year when anything can happen," adding that, "I think the rules are out the window until proven otherwise."

Also Read:Joy Behar Defends Donald Trump, Bashes Ted Cruz Over Iowa Caucus Results (Video)

On Thursday, Maher took aim at GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz, saying the Texas senator is more dangerous than front runner Donald Trump because Cruz uses his intelligence "in the service of evil."

"It's high intelligence in the service of evil," Maher told The Daily Beast Thursday. "It's one thing to have evil people who aren't that bright! There's a reason why everyone hates Ted Cruz," he said.

Maher also accused Cruz of cheating his way to an Iowa win last week.

"Now, to be fair, Donald Trump does have kind of a point–Ted Cruz did cheat," said Maher. "He put out a press release and had his precinct captains call all over saying Ben Carson, the other evangelical in the race, was dropping out to trick his voters–as Jesus would do. And it worked!"

Also Read:Trump Today: Iowa Loss Blame Game, Nobel Peace Prize Nomination (Video)

Cruz's campaign sent out what some have called shady mailers designed to look like official state government documents to thousands of Iowa voters that were. Cruz's team also told voters that Ben Carson was suspending his campaign in an effort to get Carson voters to caucuses for Cruz.

Maher explained that, "Cruz is scarier than Donald Trump," noting that, "Trump, despite some of the crazy things he says and some of the disgusting things he says, he also says some things that a liberal can love."

More from
Alleged photo booth thief caught in the act by photo booth
Here's what the presidential candidates love (and hate) to eat
These 5 must-haves will be the best items you'll purchase this year