Fox Host Eric Bolling To Rep. Maxine Waters: ‘Step Away From The Crack Pipe’

Fox News host Eric Bolling — who is fond of discussing President Obama’s penchant for “chugging 40’s” and inviting “hoodlum[s] in hizzouse” and the “crib” — told Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) this morning that she should “step away from the crack pipe.” While discussing Waters strong rhetoric about bankers and the GOP leadership, Bolling, without any apparent relevancy aside from the fact they are both African-American women, offered some friendly advice: “Congresswoman, you saw what happened to Whitney Houston. Step away from the crack pipe.” Watch it via Media Matters:

Bolling immediately walked back the comments after the commercial break, saying, “I was kidding.” He notably did not apologize, though even his co-hosts appeared very uncomfortable when he first made remark. “Oh man! Theater in morning!” and “oy,” they responded. “How else do you explain those comments?” Bolling defended himself.