Maxine Waters Is Apparently Still a Crazy Person

House Financial Services Committee ranking member Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., asks a question of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, during a hearing Wednesday, June 27, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Rep. Maxine Waters

House Financial Services Committee Chair Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., asks a question of Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Jay Clayton, during a committee hearing, Tuesday Sept. 24, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Maxine Waters has been pushing for impeachment for years. She’s also a founding member of the crazy Russian conspiracy theorist club. Apparently, she’s not willing to relinquish that role even as the facts have proven her wrong.

You might call this cultish behavior given that part of being in a cult is “always” believing a marginal theory despite abundantly contrary evidence. Waters is comfortable in that role, continuing to make the media rounds asserting that Trump was in a secret pact with Russia.

If you watch the clip, you’ll also notice that Erin Burnett, an intrepid, truth-seeking journalist, doesn’t push back at all. She just sits there, seemingly having no disagreement with the crazy rantings that are coming from the other side of the split-screen.

Waters is one of the most corrupt and vapid members of Congress, having been previously caught funneling money to her daughter, among other sketchy activities. The fact that she’s been elevated as a voice against corruption is laughable. But it’s no surprise at all that CNN would give her the platform with no questioning of her premise.

Remember this clip the next time a CNN personality rushes to accuse the right of pushing conspiracy theories.