Fox News host Eric Bolling shocked his co-hosts on "Fox and Friends" when he told Rep. Maxine Waters to "step away from the crack pipe" on Thursday. Bolling quickly said that he was "kidding."
Waters stirred up anger on the right when video surfaced on Wednesday showing her calling House Republican leaders John Boehner and Eric Cantor "demons."
On Thursday, Bolling and co-host Steve Doocy took turns bashing Waters for the remarks. But Bolling took things to another level.
"Congresswoman, you saw what happened to Whitney Houston," he said. "Step away from the crack pipe, step away from the Xanax, step away from the Lorazepam because it’s going to get you in trouble.”
The other hosts immediately gasped, and Doocy muttered, "she's not using drugs."
“How else do you explain those comments?” Bolling said. When the show returned from a break, Bolling quickly backtracked. "I just want to say I was kidding about the crack pipe," he said. "Just kidding.”
"Of course," Doocy said.
Bolling has gotten himself in hot water for racially charged comments before. He had to apologize last July after saying that President Obama was bringing "hoodlums" into the "hizzouse" — the White House, that is.
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