Since Trump took office, Rep. Maxine Waters became well known for the way she publicly attacked the president and because she constantly calls for his impeachment.
But now she chose another punching bag, Alan Dershowitz, a Harvard Law professor. On Friday, she accused him of being racist because of his comments he made on a radio show after he learned about special counsel Robert Mueller and that he has impaneled a second grand jury in the Russia investigation.
On WABC Radio Dershowitz said the first jury sits in Alexandria, Virginia, while the second is in Washington, D.C. He pointed out that Mueller has “stacked the deck” against Trump:
“It gives the prosecutor a tremendous tactical advantage… 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.”
After Waters heard that she went on MSNBC and played the race card:
“What he said, ‘You know all of those black people are there, and they don’t like Trump. So he’s not going to get a fair trial, 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. And we will not stand for it. We will push back against it. Because that is absolutely racist.”
But Dershowitz decided to fight back, so on “Fox & Friends” he explained why Waters had no idea what she was talking about:
“Well, she doesn’t know what she’s talking about. First of all, I wasn’t talking about the grand jury. I was talking about the petty jury.
Grand jury doesn’t matter. A grand jury will indict a ham sandwich if the prosecutor wants them to — so it doesn’t matter where the grand jury is.”
Dershowitz also said:
“Maxine Waters should know better and does know better. She knows that every experienced lawyer — white, black, Asian, Latino — knows that when you’re selecting a jury, factors like ethnicity, race, and political affiliation matter.”
And then Dershowitz decided to take Waters on her racist card and said:
“If I had said that race didn’t matter, she would have called me a racist. She throws around the term so loosely and so inappropriately, and it weakens her credibility.”
“Being black doesn’t give you a license to call people racist any more than being Jewish gives you a license to call people anti-Semitic,” Dershowitz said.
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