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Waters Accuses Fox News of ‘Claiming to Be Holy,’ ‘Bullying Everybody’

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• December 13, 2017 10:44 am

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Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters (Calif.) attacked Fox News late Tuesday night and challenged the network to admit it got its "butt kicked royally" by Alabama's Democratic Senate candidate Doug Jones.

Waters sent out a tweet shortly after 11 p.m. asking Fox News why it was being "so damn quiet," and she then made a series of accusations against the news network.

"Fox News, why are you so damn quiet now? Knowing everything, lying on everybody, bullying everybody, claiming to be holy, righteous and loving America more than anybody else. Speak up now – admit you just got your butt kicked royally and MORE to come," Waters wrote.

It is not clear what Waters was referring to when she asked about Fox News being "quiet" because the news network called the election for Jones over 45 minutes before her tweet and tuned into the entirety of Jones' victory speech. At the time of Waters' tweet, Fox News host Shannon Bream was talking to Alabama's Republican secretary of state, John Merrill, about the certification process for Jones to officially become a senator.

Waters is an outspoken critic of President Donald Trump, who endorsed Jones' Republican opponent Roy Moore in the weeks leading up to the election. The congresswoman has repeatedly called for the president to be impeached at various events, including at a eulogy for a civil rights activist.

"I know even my colleagues get very upset," Waters said. "Some get afraid when I say ‘impeachment.' When I get through with Donald Trump, he's gonna wish he had been impeached. I feel it very deeply. I am so offended by him and I love my people so much that I am not going to put up with it."

Shortly before Waters' Fox News tweet, Water wondered how many diet cokes Trump consumed "while he gulped and waited for the defeat of his pedophile candidate??"

The New York Times published a report over the weekend that claimed Trump drinks 12 Diet Cokes per day, which prompted CNN to do at least seven segments on Trump's reported love of Diet Coke since Monday.