CNN contributor Angela Rye lashed out at Fox News host Bill O'Reilly on Tuesday after he mocked Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) for wearing a "James Brown wig."
During an appearance on Fox & Friends on Tuesday morning, O'Reilly refused to comment on Waters' recent assertion that Democrats were more patriotic than Republican lawmakers who have turned a blind eye to President Donald Trump's destruction of America.
"I didn't hear a word [Maxine Waters] said," O'Reilly quipped, according to Media Matters. "I was looking at the James Brown wig. If we have a picture of James, it's the same wig.
Rye fired back at O'Reilly in a tweet on Tuesday.
Go straight to hell, @oreillyfactor. Straight 👏🏽 to 👏🏽hell! #keepMAXINEoutyourmouth https://t.co/7Myh3KJuIh— GA has runoffs and we NEED the Senate! VOTE!! (@GA has runoffs and we NEED the Senate! VOTE!!)1490715774.0
In a statement released later on Tuesday, O'Reilly apologized for his comments: "As I have said many times, I respect Congresswoman Maxine Waters for being sincere in her beliefs. I said that again today on Fox & Friends calling her 'old school.' Unfortunately, I also made a jest about her hair which was dumb. I apologize."