Rep. Maxine Waters is the gift that keeps on giving to people who actually find it refreshing when politicians tell it like it is — and to her polar opposites in the Republican Party.
Speaking at the California Democratic Convention over the weekend, the California lawmaker said that House Speaker John Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor are “demons” who will do anything to push President Obama out of office, even if that “destroys” the nation in the process.
Waters, who called on Democrats to regain the majority in the House, also had a strong reaction to seeing images of Boehner and Cantor on screens at the convention venue and implored the state party to never let that happen again.
“These are demons. They are legislators who are destroying this country rather than bringing us together, creating jobs, making sure we have a good tax policy, bringing our jobs from back off-shore, incentivizing those who keep jobs here,” she said. “They are bringing down this country, destroying this country, because they’d rather do whatever they can to destroy this president rather than for the good of this country.”
Waters’ remarks were caught on tape and aired Wednesday, eliciting a head-spinning response from Fox News commentator Eric Bolling.
“What is going on in California? How’s this? Congresswoman, you saw what happened to Whitney Houston. Step away from the crack pipe, step away from the Xanax, step away from the Lorazepam because it’s going to get you in trouble.” Bolling said on Wednesday’s Fox & Friends. “How else do you explain those comments?”
But it was Bolling who had to do some explaining right after the commercial break.
“Alright, before we get started, I just want to say I was kidding about the crack pipe. Just kidding,” he said.
Cantor spokesman Brad Dayspring gave a more muted response, calling Waters’ comments “sad and unfortunate” at a time when lawmakers “should be trying to find common ground on ways to get Americans back to work.”
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