In closing this week's episode of Real Time, host Bill Maher took a swipe at Republican role models gone wrong.

“Republicans have to stop being surprised when their instant heroes turn out to be embarrassments,” Maher said during his New Rules segment. “They're so anxious to buddy-up to the forgotten good that when a Kim Davis or a 'Joe the Plumber' or a Cliven Bundy come along, they rush to say, 'Now here's a real American,' when they should be saying, 'What's up with this asshole?'”

Davis is the Kentucky county clerk who has become a Christian celebrity in the course of refusing to comply with the Supreme Court's summer ruling striking down gay marriage bans in all 50 states.

(Related: Kim Davis honored at FRC's Values Voter Summit.)

“Kim Davis turned out to be everything conservatives hate. She gave birth to two children out of wedlock and she's been married four times. According to her, the answer to 'What would Jesus do?' is 'Everybody,'” Maher said.

Maher also noted 19 Kids and Counting star Josh Duggar's fall from grace.

“Josh traded on his image to work as a lobbyist for the ultra conservative [and anti-gay] Family Research Council (FRC). And all the Republican presidential candidates wanted a picture with him. Until it turned out he had two Ashley Madison accounts, had paid for rough sex with porn stars and had molested his sisters. Although to be fair, I guess molesting your sisters could be considered family research,” Maher said.