During an appearance on MSNBC Rep. Maxine Waters was questioned over her statements when she said she would have wanted former FBI Director James Comey fired. As Water’s attempted to evade the question Peter Alexander doubled down and wouldn’t let her off the hook. Media outlets have reported:
MSNBC’s Peter Alexander asked Waters if she supports President Trump’s decision to fire Comey, given that Waters had previously said she has no faith in Comey.
“No, I do not necessarily support the president’s decision,” Waters told Alexander, citing President Trump’s praise for how Comey handled the investigation into Clinton’s emails.
“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 … made the decision to get rid of him?” Alexander asked Waters.
Waters told Alexander that is not the case, because FBI Director Comey was investigating possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, which Waters believes will lead to Trump’s impeachment.
Alexander followed up by asking Waters if she thinks it would have been better to leave in place the FBI director, who Waters had previously said had no credibility, to conduct such an investigation.
Waters dodged the question, redirecting the conversation to how President Trump had said earlier he had confidence in Comey.
The back and forth continued and you can watch below:
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