In an interview published Wednesday at the New York Times, Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., claimed that President Trump should have been convicted of a crime “numerous times,” but, the Washington Free Beacon notes, she failed to provide specifics.
New York Times Magazine writer Ana Marie Cox asked a question about a 2012 House Ethics Committee’s investigation for improperly intervening on behalf of a bank her husband had a financial stake in. Waters used that question to segue into an attack on Trump.
“Do you think it’s odd that [Republicans] did that to you but won’t go after President Trump?” Cox asked.
“I was completely exonerated,” Waters said in response. “There have been numerous times when Trump should have been convicted of a crime. If Robert Mueller does the investigation that I think he’s going to do, I think he will connect the dots. I think that they’re going to find not only conflict of interest but also obstruction of justice. I think he’s in for new possibilities of either being charged criminally or, as I think, impeached.”
“Waters did not specify for which crimes Trump should have been convicted,” David Rutz said at the Free Beacon, adding:
The Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington previously dubbed Waters one of the “most corrupt” members of Congress, but her invectives against Trump have made her a progressive darling in 2017 and led to the nickname “Auntie Maxine” from millennial supporters.
“I’ve seen a few references to your rhetoric, including the nickname Kerosene Maxine. Do you like—” Cox started to ask.
“I don’t,” Waters said. “I think it was born out of a right-wing group’s description of a person they didn’t like, and they try to tag you with something that would help others believe there’s something wrong with you. I like Auntie Maxine.”
Keep in mind this is the California Democrat who egged on the Rodney King riots years ago with the battle cry of “no justice, no peace.” Earlier this year, we reached out to her office to find out if she condemns the death threats made against Trump and his supporters. We still haven’t received a response from her.
Waters has made it clear she hates this president and his supporters, even going so far as to question their patriotism.
But Waters wasn’t finished, accusing Fox News’ Tucker Carlson of racism for using what Cox called “loaded language” about her homes.
“I own several properties. The way he talked about it is: What right does an African-American woman have to do well? He doesn’t know anything about my investments, about the house that I’ve lived in for 25, 30 years. This idea of ‘’how could she afford that?’’ is racist, and I just dismiss it,” she said.
But Carlson’s comments are spot on. According to the Los Angeles Times, federal disclosures from 2014 indicated that “Waters and her husband own property in Los Angeles, Palm Springs, Kern County and Washington, D.C. Her home in the Windsor Square neighborhood of Los Angeles is valued at at least $1 million, Waters reported, as is her mortgage on the property.”
Her net worth at the time, the Times said, was -$15,000. That’s right — a NEGATIVE $15,000.
Here’s video of Carlson’s comments:
The interview concluded with Waters declaring that she would not waste her time engaging in a private conversation with the president. Something tells me the feeling is somewhat mutual…
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