Republicans Once Again Tried Silencing Maxine Waters And She Was Having None Of It

by Valerie Williams
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During a House discussion on discrimination, a Republican Congressman tried getting Maxine Waters to yield — as if that would happen

A Republican Congressman pointed his finger and shouted at Rep. Maxine Waters about discrimination and she was having absolutely none of it. In a glorious video clip, she not only reclaims her time, she refuses to give up even one second.

Not one second.

It was during a House discussion on discrimination in auto lending (of course, Republicans are once again trying to rollback Obama-era legislation, this time, a law that protected people from discrimination in auto lending) that Rep. Mike Kelly of Pennsylvania (R) literally pointed at Waters and told her, “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. We’re coming together as a people in spite of what you say.”

“Stop talking about discrimination,” says the old white dude. Um, no.

Waters was given the floor and immediately addressed the Trump fan. “Mr. Kelly, please don’t leave because I want you to know that I am more offended as an African-American woman than you will ever be.”

Tell. Him.

“….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,” she said. It was at this point that Republican chair Tom McClintock tried to silence Waters, telling her that members are to address their remarks to the Chair, which of course, Kelly wasn’t told during his finger-pointing tirade aimed at Waters.

She was having absolutely none of it.

“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. Don’t you dare talk to me like that and think that somehow women don’t understand what goes on on the floors of automobile dealers.”

Waters then boldly called out the Chair for his complete nerve in trying to silence her when Kelly was allowed to address his remarks to whomever he wanted. “I respect the chair but don’t stop me in the middle when you didn’t stop him in the middle, and so I will continue.”

Hell yes she will.

“ did not interrupt him 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 remark about making America great again. He’s down here making a speech for this dishonorable president of the United States of America having said that, I reserve the balance of my time… and no I don’t yield, not one second to you. Not one second. Not one second to you.”

Just like that, we have a new motto. Not one second to you for your nonsense. Not one second.

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