MSNBC’s Peter Alexander held Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) accountable in an unbelievable interview where the congresswoman tried to rationalize her 180 on former FBI director James Comey. On Thursday’s “The Morning Blaze with Doc Thompson,” Doc Thompson and Kal Elsebai took a look.
“This may be my favorite clip of the year,” Doc said. “I don’t know if anything is gonna top this.”
Alexander quizzed Waters on why she changed her tune. In January, Waters said that Comey had “no credibility,” but when he was fired, the congresswoman turned around to condemn President Donald Trump for Comey’s termination, saying the president’s meaning didn’t pass the “smell test.”
“What doesn’t pass the ‘smell test’ is Maxine Waters’ line of B.S. here,” Doc quipped.
Doc praised the MSNBC reporter for giving Waters no quarter. As Waters attempted to explain why Comey was suddenly a competent director who should be trusted with the Russia investigation, Alexander continued to question her motives for changing her mind. Alexander wondered if Waters would support the president’s decision to fire Comey if that president were Hillary Clinton.
“If Hillary Clinton had won the White House, would you have recommended that she fire FBI director James Comey?” Alexander asked.
“Let me tell you something. If she had won the White House, I believe that given what [Comey] did to her, and what he tried to do, she should have fired him, yes,” Waters returned.
Alexander pointed out the obvious discrepancy in saying that Clinton would have been justified in firing Comey while Trump is not.
“By the way, Peter Alexander from MSNBC, incredible job with that interview,” Doc said. “Simple, brilliant question: If Hillary had been elected, would she have had reason to fire Comey?”