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Maxine Waters declares Bill O'Reilly 'needs to go to jail'

Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters (Calif.) laid into President Trump on Wednesday night for defending Fox News host Bill O'Reilly, whom multiple women have accused of sexual harassment. "I'm not surprised that he stood up and tried to defend Bill O'Reilly," Waters said in an interview with MSNBC's Chris Hayes, noting that Trump has previously made comments about grabbing women by the genitals. Waters called Trump and O'Reilly "two of a kind."

But, Waters said, "it's all catching up with" O'Reilly and "that sexual harassment enterprise that they created over there at Fox." "It shouldn't be in America that you can sexually harass women and then buy your way out of it because you're rich," Waters said. "If they continue to do this in the way that they have done, they need to go to jail. ... Bill O'Reilly needs to go to jail."

O'Reilly said in a statement that the reason he settled the sexual harassment lawsuits brought against him by multiple women was simply to "put to rest any controversies to spare [his] children."

Watch Waters' interview below. Becca Stanek