Maxine Waters Speaks Out on Smollett Scandal

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) said Thursday that she couldn’t yet “make sense” of actor Jussie Smollett being arrested for filing a false police report about being attacked by Trump supporters in Chicago.

“I don’t think we can, at this point, make sense of it,” Maxine Waters told Variety. “He’s a friend… and so, I believed him, when I heard about it.”

“If in fact it’s a hoax, of course, I would be disappointed, but I’m just hopeful, that whatever goes on, and if he finds that he’s in trouble, that his life will be changed, then he has to re-do it all over again,” she added.