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Maxine Waters: No Support for Trump Firing Comey, But I Would Support Hillary

Mad Maxine Waters is now the Democrats’ chief spokesman for their serial hypocrisy.

The faux outrage over Trump having fired Comey, at least from most Democrats, is tendered on the premise of legitimate scandal. But not for Waters.

She plainly admits that Comey’s firing is unacceptable for Trump, but she’d be perfectly fine if it had come from a President Hillary.

And then she goes to the extreme to correct her interviewer when he tells her he’s confused: “No, you’re not confused.”

Really?

Here’s more from RCP…

NBC’s Peter Alexander grills Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Cali.) for her displeasure at President Trump firing FBI Director James Comey after she had announced in January that he has lost all credibility after attending a classified briefing conducted by the now-former director.

In March, Waters issued a press release that read Comey “advanced Russia’s misinformation campaign.”

“I do not necessarily support the president’s decision,” Waters said. ” 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.”

However, in the interview Wednesday on MSNBC, asked if she would be okay with a hypothetical President Hillary Clinton dismissing Comey from his position, Waters said yes.

“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,” the California Democrat said.

“So she should have fired him but had he shouldn’t fire him. This is why I’m confused,” Alexander said to Waters.

“No, no you’re not confused,” Waters told Alexander.

“I am confused,” Alexander responded.

Waters tells Alexander that she does not support Trump’s decision to fire Comey:

PETER ALEXANDER, NBC NEWS: 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.

REP. MAXINE WATERS (D-CA): 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: 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.


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