California Democrat Maxine Waters has been increasingly vocal since Donald Trump was inaugurated, which typically involves accusing anyone and everyone of racism. Typically, other liberals are happy about random accusations of racism, but this time,she got smacked down hard — and from somewhere she was definitely not expecting.
Alan Dershowitz is firing back after Waters accused him of being racist. Dershowitz, a Harvard law professor, was called out by Waters because he was interviewed by WABC Radio host Rita Cosby. Dershowitz was speaking about the grand jury impaneled by Robert Mueller, and said that where the grand jury was located puts Trump at a disadvantage.
“It gives the prosecutor a tremendous tactical advantage,” he explained. “The case now can be brought not in Northern Virginia, which is a swing area, sometimes Democrat, sometimes Republican… but the District of Columbia, which is always solidly Democratic and has an ethnic and racial composition that might be very unfavorable to the Trump Administration.”
This, to Waters, was unacceptable, and so she of course brought out the racism accusation.
MSNBC host Chris Hayes asked Waters if she thought the comments were “unfair”. “Oh it’s absolutely unfair,” Waters replied. “What he is saying is ‘all of those black people are there and they don’t like Trump and so he’s not going to get a fair trial and so they should take it out of that jurisdiction. It shouldn’t be there to begin with.’ I don’t like that, and I’m surprised that Alan Dershowitz is talking like that.”