Speaking with Chris Hayes on the MSNBC show All In With Chris Hayes, Waters discussed both Bill O'Reilly and Donald Trump's alleged sexual harassment and said that both need to go to jail.
"Do you really want to take advice on cultural trends from a pervert - a certified sexual harasser - such as O'Reilly?"
The Fox News anchor apologized after joking that he could not focus on the substance of Waters' criticism of Trump because O'Reilly was distracted by her "James Brown wig".
Critics called for an advertiser boycott until O'Reilly was removed, and by Wednesday evening, over 30 advertisers publicly pulled ads from "The O'Reilly Factor". O'Reilly has denied wrongdoing and said he supported the settlements so his family wouldn't be hurt.
Waters also criticized President Donald Trump for defending the Fox News star, saying his words of support are "coming out of the mouth of someone who has said some bad things about women". "Mr. O'Reilly is fully committed to supporting our efforts to improve the environment for all our employees at Fox News", the statement continued.
"Susan Rice is a criminal and O'Reilly should not have settled", she said. Glenn Beck was essentially forced out at Fox when his advertising dried up following a sustained campaign against him that eventually enlisted some 200 companies, said Rashad Robinson, executive director of the liberal advocacy group Color of Change. His show drew 3.76 million viewers on Monday and 3.65 million on Tuesday, the Nielsen company said.
Carlson sued Fox News boss Roger Ailes for sexual harassment past year, ultimately forcing his ouster from the network. Rush Limbaugh was able to survive a similar advertiser revolt a few years ago, but his show has never been the same and I firmly believe that is part of what set up his shocking sell-out to Trump during the primaries. "Such comments tell women they won't be believed", Diamond tweeted directly to Trump shortly after he defended the Fox News star. Robinson said an advertising boycott was more hard to organize against Limbaugh because he receives more support from local companies in individual markets. The Times reports complaints ranged from verbal abuse, inappropriate comments, romantic advances and "phone calls in which it sounded as if Mr. O'Reilly was masturbating". Her latest comments further serve her reputation as one fearless legislator.