While you were sleeping, Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE) came under fire because Bill Maher used the n-word during an interview on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher” on Friday night.

In the clip, Sasse is joking with Maher about working in the “fields” and Maher responded that he’s more of a “house n****r.”

Sigh. Ben Sasse isn’t the “villain” here, people!

Even Clara Jeffery from Mother Jones agrees:

Senator Sasse responded to the controversy in 4 tweets after he landed this morning on his return from the show:

And libs are still outraged: