On MSNBC, Rep. Maxine Waters Calls For Prosecution Of O'Reilly And Fox News' “Sexual Harassment Enterprise”

From the April 5 edition of MSNBC's All In with Chris Hayes:

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CHRIS HAYES (HOST): I want to ask you about something the president said today on the record in the Oval Office about Bill O'Reilly, an individual who had said some offensive things, in my opinion, about you and sort of apologized for it, but then redoubled his attack on you. Mr. O'Reilly faces multiple allegations of sexual harassment, numerous settlements on that score, outstanding ones as well. The president saying this of Mr. O'Reilly, “I think he's a person I know well -- he is a good person. I think he shouldn't have settled; personally, I think he shouldn't have settled because he should have taken it all the way. I don't think Bill did anything wrong.” What do you make of that? 

REP. MAXINE WATERS (D-CA): Well, it's coming out of the mouth of a man who had some horrible things about women. Don't forget he talked about grabbing women in their private parts. And because he was important he could get away with it. So they are two of a kind. So I'm not surprised that he stood up and tried to defend Bill O'Reilly. But it's all catching up with Bill O'Reilly, and that sexual harassment enterprise that they created over there at Fox. And it's catching up with them, and you have over 30 advertisers who have taken away their advertising. They are not wanting to do business with them anymore because of the way that they have created this record of sexual harassment. They have treated women very badly. So I understand the Justice Department has opened a case. They're taking a look at them because this really is a sexual harassment enterprise. It shouldn't be in America that you can sexually harass women and then buy your way out of it because you're rich. If they continue to do this in the way that they have done, they need to go to jail. You know, the president's over there talking today about Susan Rice going to jail. They need to go to jail. Bill O'Reilly needs to go to jail. So I just want you to know that the president didn't do himself any good standing up for Bill O'Reilly, and where was Ivanka? She's supposed to be his adviser. She's supposed to be the one that's standing up for women. I think she either advised him wrong, or she's absent, and she's not in it. 


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