Maxine Waters

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Maxine Waters
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U.S. Representative from California's 43rd District
From: January 3, 2013 - Present
Predecessor Joe Baca
Successor Incumbent (no successor)
U.S. Representative from California's 35th District
From: January 3, 1993 - January 3, 2013
Predecessor Jerry Lewis
Successor Gloria Negrete McLeod
U.S. Representative from California's 29th District
From: January 3, 1991 - January 3, 1993
Predecessor Augustus Hawkins
Successor Henry Waxman
Information
Party Democrat
Spouse(s) Sidney Williams
Religion Non-denominational Protestant

Maxine Waters (born August 15, 1938) is a Democratic United States Representative from California. She is an African-American woman who represents California's 43rd district in the 113th Congress, which includes South Central Los Angeles. Waters is a member of the House Committee on Financial Services and the Chairwoman of its Subcommittee on Housing and Community Opportunity. Also, Waters is on the committee on the Judiciary overseeing Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, Immigration, and Border Security. She is the founding member and Chair of the "Out of Iraq" Congressional Caucus, a member of the Progressive Caucus and the Congressional Black Caucus. She is known for being an outspoken liberal and for espousing socialistic goals. She was a cosponsor of the House resolution to impeach then-Vice President Dick Cheney in 2007 for the War in Iraq and is a sponsor of the totalitarian Medicare for All bill.

Early life

Maxine Waters was born in St. Louis, Missouri. She attended college at California State University. Before entering politics she was a teacher. Waters is married to Sidney Williams.

Russian dupe

Former NSA analyst John Schindler noted:
"in the 1990s, she was a vociferous critic of U.S. spy agencies, the CIA especially, blaming it for countless ills in America’s inner cities. Black America was ripe for Muscovite manipulation, and Kremlin spies concocted disinformation to stoke racial resentments. The KGB’s notorious mid-1980s Active Measure, which claimed that the Pentagon created the AIDS virus, a total fabrication, nevertheless put down deep roots in certain quarters. Rep. Waters aided and abetted this ugly Russian lie, which lingered for years after the Cold War ended....Waters repeatedly hammered our spy agencies with unsubstantiated allegations that the CIA was really America’s biggest drug dealer....Bill Clinton’s Justice Department after painstaking investigation discovered that “CIA deals crack” was a complete fabrication being pushed by left-wing opponents of our Intelligence Community (the Kremlin has kept pushing this fraud for decades). This did not deter Rep. Waters, who continued to denounce American spies as criminals without any evidence."[1]

LA Riots

Waters justified the people involved in the 1992 Los Angeles riots. Waters maintains that to label it a riot was to call people crazy. She understands their motives so she decided to call it a rebellion.[2]

Socializing oil production

Rep. Waters is on record blaming oil executives for the high cost of gasoline: "Guess what this liberal will be all about, this liberal will be all about socializing... taking over and the government running all of your companies."[3]

Obamunism

See also: Obamunism

In a 2015 interview with Roland Martin, Waters spilled the beans about the Obama administration's illegal domestic spying and FISA abuse:

Roland Martin: Come 2016 that’s it.

Maxine Waters: Well, you know, I don’t know. And I think some people are missing something here. The president [Obama] has put in place an organization that contains a kind of database[4] that no one has seen before in life. That’s going to be very very powerful, and whoever…(crosstalk)

Roland Martin (interrupts): In terms of Organizing for America that he’s now shifted to a 501(c)4.

Maxine Waters: That’s right. That’s right. And that database will have information about everything on every individual in ways that its never been done before and whoever runs on the Democratic ticket will have to deal with that…it’s very powerful what he’s leaving in place.[5]

Ethics violations

Rep. Maxine Waters used her influence to help a bank in which her husband owned stock. The House Ethics Committee launched an investigation of her and whether she benefited as a result.[6] After nearly three years of investigation, Rep. Waters was cleared of the charges.[7]

In 2005, 2006, 2009 and 2011, the group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) named Maxine Waters one of the 15 most corrupt members of Congress.[8]

Quotes

I have to march because my mother could not have an abortion.[9]
I am not afraid of anybody. This is a tough game. You can’t be intimidated. You can’t be frightened. And as far as I’m concerned, the Tea Party can go straight to hell.[10]
I have a right to my anger, and I don’t want anybody telling me I shouldn’t be, that it’s not nice to be, and that something’s wrong with me because I get angry.
Impeach 45![11]

Duped by phone prank

See also: Maxine Waters phone prank

As concurred by conservatives who consider Water's IQ to be low,[12] the congresswoman fell for a highly dubious phone prank orchestrated by Russian pranksters impersonating Greta Thunberg and her father.[13] The pranksters claimed that President Trump told Greta that he committed quid pro quo, and the congresswomen was gullible enough to buy it.

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