Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., emerged from the Nov. 8 election as a leader of the so-called resistance movement, an unofficial band of lawmakers, entertainers and other political activists dedicated to the mission of opposing President Donald Trump.
Lucky for him.
Waters has made plenty of headlines since embracing her new role as an opposition leader, but not for reasons she'd probably like. She's often incoherent and misinformed and, generally speaking, not the most level-headed interviewee. In short, she's probably not the best face for a movement that seeks to resist the most powerful office in the United States.
On Wednesday, for example, the congresswoman weighed in on the controversy surrounding the sudden firing of former FBI Director James B. Comey, who was heading the investigation into Russia's alleged meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
Waters, who supported failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, maintained in an interview with MSNBC that it was bad that Trump fired Comey. However, the congresswoman also argued that Clinton would have been right to fire Comey had the former secretary of state won the White House.
If that sounds incoherent, that's because it is.
"I think the president, if the president had fired [Comey] when he first came in, he would not have to be in a position now where he is trying to make up a story about why it does not meet the smell test," Waters told MSNBC's Peter Alexander.
"So if Hillary Clinton had won the White House, would you have recommended that she fire FBI Director James Comey?" Alexander asked.
Waters responded, "Well, let me tell you something, if she had won the White House, I believe that given what he did to her, and what he tried to do, she should have fired him. Yes."
"So she should have fired him but he shouldn't have fired him? This is why I'm confused," Alexander said.
"No, no you're not confused," she responded.
We're definitely confused, congresswoman.
Amazingly, this isn't even her most embarrassing public moment since Clinton's Nov. 8 loss.
In March, for example, her office did damage control after she claimed without any evidence that the most salacious details contained in an unverified 35-page dossier on President Trump were true.
"[Lawmakers] should really read it, understand it, analyze it, and determine what's fact, what may not be fact," she told MSNBC. "We already know that the part about the coverage that they have on him with sex actions is supposed to be true. They have said that that's absolutely true."
It has not been proven true.
Earlier, in February, Waters claimed Russian President Vladimir Putin had invaded Korea. He has not. Russia has annexed Crimea, if that's what she meant.
In January, Waters claimed Trump's then-pick to lead the department of education, Betsy DeVos, had, "never seen the inside of a classroom." That's just not true. This particular lie earned the congresswoman four Pinocchios from the Washington Post's fact checker.
There's more, but you get the picture.
Waters, who oversees a very comfortably Democratic district, told an audience this month that she is putting her "career on the line" to fight the Trump administration.
If only she were as worried about her credibility.