FINALLY! Dershowitz To Maxine Waters: ‘Being Black Doesn’t Give You a License to Call People Racist’ (VIDEO)

FINALLY! Dershowitz To Maxine Waters: ‘Being Black Doesn’t Give You a License to Call People Racist’ (VIDEO)

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.”

Dershowitz appeared on “Fox & Friends Weekend,” where he fired back.

“Look, Maxine Waters should know better and does know better,” Dershowitz said. “She knows that every experienced lawyer, white, black, Asian, Latino, knows that when you’re selecting a jury, factors like ethnicity, race, political affiliation matter. 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 because calling everybody a racist by calling me a racist when she calls real racists ‘racists,’ nobody is going to believe her. Would she have called Johnnie Cochran a racist when he obviously understood that the racial composition of the jury in the O.J. Simpson case mattered a great deal?”

But he wasn’t done with his epic smackdown yet.

“Race matters,” he continued. “And Maxine Waters ought to know that and being ashamed of herself. You know, being black doesn’t give you a license to call people racist any more than being Jewish gives you license to call people antisemitic. So, she ought to understand that every criminal defense lawyer knows that race matters, ethnicity matters, political affiliation matters. We’re not talking about computers here. We’re talking about real jurors making real decisions and jurors make decisions based on their life experience and race and ethnicity is part of everyone’s life experience and Maxine Waters more than anyone ought to know that. She tossed it around and targeted me for no good reason. She ought to be ashamed of herself.”


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