Bill Maher roundtable guest Neera Tanden is the President of the Center for American Progress. Tanden advocates a sort of progress that’s the polar opposite of what President Donald Trump and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan want. She’s not adverse to government regulations that keep people alive and safe, and she’d like the planet to be less assaulted by fossil fuel emissions, for example.
Tanden, a Yale lawyer who has worked closely with the Clintons for decades, was probably a few dozen electoral votes away from being named Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) under a Hillary Clinton administration. Tanden, by all accounts, would have acknowledged, even emphasized, the “human” aspect of that department along with the “health,” something progressives — and even many regretful Trump voters — feel is being overlooked by the new administration. A straight shooter, as her Wikileaks-exposed emails attested (sometimes painfully), Tanden’s pinned tweet from October 3 says this: “Periodic reminder to political leaders: where you stand on this election will stay with you for years to come.” On Bill Maher, she will be naming names on this front, and telling the story of how deeply wrong she believes things have gone.
Periodic reminder to political leaders: where you stand on this election will stay with you for years to come.
— Neera Tanden (@neeratanden) October 3, 2016