Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-Cali.) has quickly become a liberal darling, nicknamed “Auntie Maxine.” But to Republicans, she seems to be the gift that keeps on giving.
In an interview with Peter Alexander of MSNBC, Waters criticizes Trump for firing FBI Director James Comey—but admits an incredible bias: that she would’ve backed Hillary Clinton if she had been the one to fire the embattled Comey.
“…[You] said that FBI Director James Comey had no credibility,” Alexander told Waters. “Wouldn’t you support the fact that the president, then-candidate Trump, now president Trump, made the decision to get rid of him?”
“No, not necessarily,” Waters said. They continued to tussle over the fact that Waters thought Comey had no credibility and was unable to conduct the duties of his office—but didn’t support Trump firing him.
Alexander then asked: “So if Hillary Clinton had won the White House, would you have recommended that she fire FBI Director James Comey? “
“If she had won the White House, I believe that given what he did to her, and what he tried to do, she should have fired him. Yes,” Waters said, referring to Clinton’s allegation that Comey had helped sway the 2016 election by reopening an FBI investigation into her emails days before the vote.
“So she should have fired him but had he shouldn’t fire him,” clarified Alexander. “This is why I’m confused.”
“No, no, you’re not confused,” Waters told Alexander.
“I am confused,” Alexander responded.
The Democrats, who had been blaming Comey for spoiling Hillary Clinton’s chances at the White House as recently as last week, have done a complete 180—and slammed Trump for firing a man they hated.
Like Peter Alexander, the rest of us are all confused.