Congresswoman Maxine Waters had to remind some of her Republican congressional colleagues exactly who she is and that she is not one to be played.
Waters was on the floor of the House Financial Services committee this week to debate the repeal of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection’s 2013 auto lending guidance when she was unceremoniously interrupted by the Republican congressman Mike Kelly of Pennsylvania.
“We’re trying to make America great every day and every way and the best way to do that is to stop talking about discrimination and start talking about the nation,” Kelly, a staunch Trump supporter, scolded Waters. “We’re coming together as a people in spite of what you say.”
Even though Kelly had interrupted Waters, and spoke directly to her instead of the Republican chair Tom McClintock—as is the protocol—McClintock did not correct Kelly until he had finished his tirade at Waters.
But once Waters started to respond in kind, McClintock tried to interrupt and discipline her. And she was not here for it.
“I want you to know that I am more offended as an African-American woman than you will ever be,” she said, speaking directly to Kelly. “And this business about making America great again, it is your president that’s dividing this country and don’t talk to me about the fact that we don’t understand… No, I will not yield, no I will not yield. Don’t tell me we don’t understand, that’s the attitude given toward women time and time again.”
When McClintock tried to interrupt, more than once, Waters did not hold back.
“You did not interrupt [Kelly] when he was making those outrageous remarks about him knowing more about discrimination than I know about discrimination. I resent that, and I resent the talk about making America great again.”
She continued: “He’s down here making a speech [about] this dishonorable president of the United States of America… and no I don’t yield (to Kelly), not one second to you. Not one second. Not one second to you.“
Watch her amazing takedown below:
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