Maxine Waters: Bill O’Reilly ‘needs to go to jail’; Fox News a ‘sexual harassment enterprise’

Maxine Waters impeachmentDuring an appearance on MSNBC’s All In with Chris Hayes, Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., declared Fox News talking head Bill O’Reilly guilty of sexual harassment and said he should go to jail.  She also called Fox News a “sexual harassment enterprise” and seemed to insinuate that President Trump should also go to jail.

“This really is a sexual harassment enterprise,” she said of Fox News. “It shouldn’t be, in America, that you can sexually harass women and then buy your way out of it because you’re rich. If they continue to do this, in the way that they have done, they need to go to jail. You know, the president is over there, talking today about Susan Rice going to jail. They need to go to jail. Bill O’Reilly needs to go to jail.”

USA Today added:

O’Reilly, whose comments about Water’s hair were widely condemned, is currently in the media spotlight after The New York Times reported that he and Fox paid five women $13 million to settle harassment or other allegations against the star pundit. Advertisers have been fleeingThe O’Reiilly Factor since the allegations surfaced.

The report about O’Reilly comes less than a year after Fox News’ former chairman Roger Ailes was ousted following a sexual harassment lawsuit.

Waters comments came in response to a question about President Trump’s defense of O’Reilly.

“I don’t think Bill did anything wrong,” Trump told The New York Times. “I think he shouldn’t have settled; personally I think he shouldn’t have settled.”

“It’s coming out of the mouth of a man who has said some horrible things about women,” Waters said of Trump’s comments. “Don’t forget he talked about grabbing women in their private parts, and because he was important, he could get away with that.”

Trump and O’Reilly, she added, “are two of a kind.”

So much for due process and the notion that someone is innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.  Who needs a judge or a jury?  “Auntie Maxine” has spoken and that’s all that matters, apparently.

By the way, the outspoken California Democrat — famous for egging on the Rodney King riots with her battle cry of “no justice, no peace,” still refuses to condemn calls and threats to murder Donald Trump.


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