A spokesperson to Franken confirmed the decision to the Huffington Post in a statement: "Senator Franken believes that what Bill Maher said was inappropriate and offensive, which is why he made the decision not to appear on the next episode of 'Real Time.' He was glad to see Bill, who the Senator considers to be a good friend, apologize and express sincere regret for his comment."
On Friday's episode of the HBO show, Maher joked that he was a "house n—-r" while speaking with Senator Ben Sasse, a guest on the talk program. Maher later apologized for his remark, calling his use of the term "offensive."
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