One of President Donald Trump’s fiercest critics during his short time in the White House has been Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA). Waters also famously said of recently fired FBI Director James Comeythat he had “no credibility” following a January classified briefing on Russian hacking. So, now that Trump has fired Comey, where does Waters stand on what should have happened to the ex-FBI chief?
During an MSNBC interview this afternoon, Waters did her best to strike the delicate balance of condemning the president for canning a man she’s mercilessly slammed by tying everything to the Russia investigation, an investigation that Comey was involved in.
Telling host Peter Alexander that she didn’t necessarily agree with Trump’s decision to fire Comey, Waters nevertheless said she would have recommended that Hillary Clinton terminate the FBI head if she would have won the election.
“So she should have fired him but he shouldn’t have fired him?” Alexander asked. “This is why I’m confused.”
Waters gave the following answer to the NBC News correspondent: