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Rep. Maxine Waters' Irresponsible Tweets

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Rep. Maxine Waters, (D-CA), ranking member of the Financial Services Committee, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill, July 14, 2017, in Washington, D.C. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

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Thursday, 03 August 2017 11:34 AM Current | Bio | Archive

To her supporters, Congresswoman Maxine Waters is “Auntie Maxine,” a maverick progressive Democrat representing California’s 43rd district who recently tweeted that “[Vice-President] Mike Pence is somewhere planning an inauguration.” She is, after all, the vocal leader of the unhinged Impeach-Trump wing of the Far Left.

The California congresswoman just this week made an even more ignominious foray into the social media realm with this, her latest tweet: "Trump asked what Blacks had to lose. It was apparently healthcare, housing, college admission, & freedom after Sessions locks everyone up."

To call this tweet utterly repugnant, reprehensible, and dangerous would be an understatement.

Waters, 78, represents parts of Los Angeles, and is currently serving her 14th term in the U.S. Congress. She clearly knows her way around the Swamp.

She first appeared on the national radar in July of 1994 when she obstinately continued to interrupt a speech by her colleague, Congressman Peter King (R-NY), and was suspended from the House for the rest of the day. Waters felt King’s questioning of Maggie Williams, Hillary Clinton’s then-chief of staff, was too harsh. Therefore, she created a spectacle culminating in the threat of a formal warning to desist.

Incivility in the pursuit of civility, we must presume.

Waters, ever the opportunistic politico, has learned how to expertly play the race game in D.C.

Case in point: her recent attack on Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson who had the temerity, the gall, if you will, to question how a career public servant could actually be “one of the richest people in Los Angeles,” while representing a very poor district that she doesn’t even reside in. Carlson also pointed out that Waters owns a 6,000 square foot $4.3 million dollar mansion and has been embroiled in numerous ethics investigations.

Waters' counter to these charges? Carlson is a “racist.”

And now Water’s baseless attack on Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who Waters disgracefully accuses of intending to lock up all African-Americans.

Look, I have justifiably criticized the president’s recent ill-advised words in front of a law enforcement audience in Suffolk County, New York, where he discussed treating prisoners in custody roughly. Dealing in hyperbole is acceptable in many professions — but POTUS is simply not one of them. Well, that standard applies to fourteen-term members of congress, as well. I will await the mainstream media’s full-throated condemnation of Water’s slanderous remarks.

Water’s act is so predictable and so overplayed. We’ve come to expect it. So much so that it no longer carries the sting it once did because it’s become exposed as a lame tool of the Left to shut down debate and discredit someone whose ideas you don’t too much care for.

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Waters, 78, represents parts of Los Angeles, and is currently serving her 14th term in the U.S. Congress. She clearly knows her way around the Swamp.
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