Thursday, May 11, 2017

Raging Waters: I Don’t Support Trump Firing Comey, But I Would Have Supported Hillary Doing It

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) is still on the warpath. She wants to impeach Trump, and has said that she will fight every day to make that happen. She has said he has no business being president (sorry, that’s how elections work). And she called the president a “disgusting, poor excuse of a man” at a recent EMILY’s List gala. This is one of the benefits of being a California Democrat. You can just be stark raving mad all the time, say insane things, and be shamelessly hypocritical with no political consequences. In January, Waters was visibly irate with then-FBI Director James Comey. Now that he’s out, you would think she’s overjoyed. Nope. She’s not because Trump fired Mr. Comey and not Hillary. It’s a level of hypocrisy that initially drew confusion from NBC’s Peter Alexander.
The reason for Water’s opposition is because it has to do with the probe into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. Waters says people need to focus on this connection, which has yet to yield any solid evidence of collusion from both the House and Senate Intelligence Committee investigations. Nevertheless, Waters feels confident that there’s going to be enough to impeach the president. Well, the investigation into such ties will continue, congresswoman. Here are some portions of the transcript, including the part where Waters says it would be okay for Hillary Clinton to fire Comey, but not Trump (via RCP):

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