Maxine Waters Statement on Comey So Insane Even MSNBC Calls Her Out


Even the liberals can’t handle this one.

California Congresswoman Maxine Waters has been providing entertainment for conservatives since long before Donald Trump was even a candidate, but her incessant calls for the 45th president’s impeachment since then have confirmed Trump supporters that she’s beyond salvaging.

Now, though, with former FBI Director James Comey’s anti-Trump road show dominating mainstream media storylines, she’s gone too far even for MSNBC and The Washington Post.

In an interview Monday night on MSNBC’s “All In With Chris Hayes,” Waters was confronted with a clip of one of her own statements declaring during the presidential transition period that the then-FBI director was utterly unreliable:

“All I can tell you is the FBI director has no credibility,” she said.

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“You and Donald Trump do agree on that,” Hayes said Monday. “That sentence you said that, ‘the FBI director has no credibility.’ You and Donald Trump are in agreement on that.”

Obviously not used to being challenged in the normally friendly confines of an MSNBC studio, Waters spluttered a little, then launched into one of her normal, half-baked responses.

“I’ve tried to clarify that and to say, yes, coming out of that classified briefing, I said that, and I certainly meant it,” she told Hayes. “However, I think it is quite different when you take a look at Comey and his relationship to the president, what he said, what he’s done. I believe him.

“Then is then, and now is now.”

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At The Washington Post, “The Fix” writer Aaron Blake practically spluttered on his keyboard. (His piece is headlined “Maxine Waters’s cringe-worthy explanation for her 180 on James Comey.”)

“Part of being a politician is showing that you have some consistent moral compass — that you don’t just promote things and people because they say things you like and denounce them when it’s inconvenient. Saying Comey has ‘no credibility’ means he lacks character and can’t be trusted to tell the truth. That doesn’t really change with circumstances and with the passage of 15 months,” he wrote.

“Politicians aren’t viewed as the most consistent and trustworthy people; in fact, Gallup polling shows that members of Congress are basically tied with lobbyists as the least-trusted of 21 professions tested. And sometimes they show us why.”

That’s one of the more truthful things to be published by The Post since Trump took the oath of office.

Some Twitter commenters were less polite, though.

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The Waters statement showed just how willing Democrats are to distort the facts, the truth, and even their own alleged “beliefs” in the service of blind partisan power struggles.

That by itself isn’t much of a surprise, but it’s a rare day indeed when a Democrat like Waters gets called out by hacks at MSNBC and cheerleaders like The Washington Post for putting their perfidy on public display like that.

But sometimes Maxine Waters goes so far even liberals can’t handle it.

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Joe has spent more than 30 years as a reporter, copy editor and metro desk editor in newsrooms in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Florida. He's been with Liftable Media since 2015.
Joe has spent more than 30 years as a reporter, copy editor and metro editor in newsrooms in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Florida. He's been with Liftable Media since 2015. Largely a product of Catholic schools, who discovered Ayn Rand in college, Joe is a lifelong newspaperman who learned enough about the trade to be skeptical of every word ever written. He was also lucky enough to have a job that didn't need a printing press to do it.