Waters claimed that Republicans fear Financial Services Committee is led by a woman
Unhinged Congresswoman Maxine Waters has told US President Donald Trump to “keep his mouth shut” about the Californian wildfires currently ravaging the state.
Waters, who famously said she had been sent by God” to stop President Trump, claimed the GOP is fearful of a “strong, black woman” chairing the House Financial Services Committee.
Waters, who is next expected chairwoman, responded to Texas Republican Representative Jeb Hensarling’s comments following the midterm elections that she would turn the House committee into “a Spanish Inquisition.”
Waters claimed that Republicans fear Financial Services Committee is led by a woman for the first time ever.
According to Newsweek: Waters recently stated her intention to focus investigations on Wells Fargo & Co. and Deutsche Bank—two massive financial institutions with a long history of lending money to Trump’s businesses.
Speaking with MSNBC’s Joy Reid Sunday, Waters also said her California constituents affected by the wildfires wish Trump would stop criticizing “things that he does not know” regarding the response to the wildfires that have killed at least 42 people this past week.
Over the weekend, Trump ridiculed what he said is gross incompetence on behalf of California’s Forest Management agency for not containing the fires quickly enough.
“The president of the United States attempts to talk about things that he does not know,” Waters said on AM Joy Sunday.
“He doesn’t even understand what goes into fighting a fire, and for him to come out talking about poor management is just another indication that the president is not willing to learn anything.
He does not care about others, and he’s on the attack all of the time. If you listen to the president, he starts out attacking, and so we wish he would keep his mouth shut. California does not need him to be talking about things that he does not know.
Later in the segment, Waters responded to Hensarling, of Texas’ 5th District, complaining about her “99 percent chance” of becoming the House Financial Services Committee chairman after Democrats captured the majority in last week’s midterm elections.
“There’s a tale of two Maxines, on the one hand, she is capable of being a serious legislator, but we also know, speaking of leaders, she has led the charge for impeaching President Trump and she was the one who makes incendiary comments about harassing the president’s cabinet and his staff in public places,” Hensarling told CNBC last Wednesday.
He predicted she wouldn’t be able to undo Republican deregulation efforts, but she could still negatively impact the country’s current economic growth.
“The question is, will the House Financial Services Committee continue to be a beehive of legislative activity…or will the committee be turned into a Spanish Inquisition or the Star Chamber to harass the administration, to intimidate the administration?”
Waters responded on MSNBC Sunday: “That’s the opposition talking about what would happen if this strong, black woman Maxine Waters is the chair of the Financial Services Committee. They’ve never seen anybody like me before. There’s never been a woman in the history of this country that’s been the chairperson of the Financial Services Committee, and certainly never a black woman.”
Trump and Waters had engaged in personal attacks on each other since June when the California Democrat encouraged a Los Angeles crowd to harass members of the Trump administration should they see them in public. Waters’ comments came in the wake of reports the Trump administration was actively separating migrant children from their parents.
Trump has called Waters an “extraordinarily low IQ person” and “crazy.” Meanwhile, Waters has called the president “Putin’s apprentice” and has been the target of several racist comments from right-wing politicians and pundits.