Maxine Waters is outraged that President Trump fired James Comey as Director of the FBI. Maxine Waters would absolutely support Hillary Clinton firing James Comey as Director of the FBI if she had become president.
Got it, Maxine.
In a strange televised video with the anti-Trump firebrand Representative from California, MSNBC’s Peter Alexander queried Waters in an attempt to get a coherent, cogent explanation as to why Representative Waters is so angry that President Trump fired Comey, the man she had angrily denounced as having “no credibility” when he headed the FBI.
Watch the MSNBC video below:
Alexander probed Waters on her opinion of the President’s firing of Comey.
Alexander: “You obviously have been very critical of James Comey in the past. You said that he had no credibility. I assume you support the president’s decision then to fire his FBI director.”
Waters: “No, I do not necessarily support the president’s decision. If the president had not gone all over the country praising him about the way he handled Hillary and the e-mails, if the president had not said he had confidence in him, if the president had not said he was a part of his team…”
Alexander: “But Congresswoman, I understand in the past he was praising him. But if you said that FBI Director James Comey had no credibility, wouldn’t you support the fact that the president, then-candidate Trump, now president Trump, made the decision to get rid of him?”
Waters: “No, not necessarily.”
Alexander gave Waters the opportunity to better explain her seemingly contradictory position, and she reasoning quickly unraveled:
Alexander: “So, Congresswoman, respecting that be to be clear, you believe it would have been better to keep in place an FBI Director who you said had no credibility to oversee this investigation than to find someone who you think would be a better choice.”
Waters: “No. But I believe the president thought that. Don’t forget. You’re talking about what some Democrats said, what I said, but don’t forget. He was the president. The president supported him. He had confidence in him. It was within his power.”
Alexander: “But you said he had no credibility so it would make sense that he get rid of him.”
Waters: “No, no, no. Under investigation. This president basically has interfered with an investigation where he may be implicated. That’s outrageous. And that’s why we’re having so much of a conversation about it today. Everybody is talking about it because this is highly unusual.”
Alexander: “The bottom line is you think an FBI director without credibility would have been best served in this position to try to pursue this investigation.”
Waters: “I think that if the president would have fired him when he first came in, he would not have to be in a position now where he is trying to make up a story about why. It does not meet the smell test.”
Notice how Waters evades Alexander’s direct and simple question?
Then the final bit of head-spinning double-talk by Waters in an attempt to rationalize her own contradictions:
Alexander: “Understood. So if Hillary Clinton had won the White House, would you have recommended that she fire FBI Director James Comey?”
Waters: “Well, let me tell you something. 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.”
Alexander: “So she should have fired him but had he shouldn’t fire him. This is why I’m confused.”
Waters: “No, you’re not confused. If the president is implicated in an investigation…”
Alexander: “I am confused.”
Watching Maxine Waters try to sensibly argue to contradictory positions at once was either hysterical or cringe-worthy, depending if you lean Right or Left. Peter Alexander seemed to find the interview hilarious as well as he barely contained an amused expression throughout.
When James Comey announced in July 2016 that the FBI would not advocate for charges against Hillary Clinton for her role in her private server scandal, Democrats opined that Comey was a straight-shooting, unbiased man. Then, following the announcement of the reopening of the Hillary server case in the fall, he was a partisan villain. Comey must go! Now, Trump has acted outrageously for firing Comey. What’s going on? The Democrats can’t seem to decide on a narrative.
Whatever the case, watching the addled Maxine Waters’ comical interview with Peter Alexander was well-worth the cost of admission.