OPEN THREAD: Let's Just Watch Maxine Waters Be Awesome, OK?
You know who is not to be messed with? Maxine Waters. Steve Mnuchin learned that lesson when he tried to get out of answering Maxine's question by complimenting her. It did not go over well, because you know what? Maxine Waters already knows that she is awesome, and she does not have time for that shit, she just wants you to answer the question she asked you, Steve Mnuchin.
If you do not answer the question Maxine Waters has posed to you, Maxine will RECLAIM HER TIME and ask you the question again, because she has every right to do that. And she will keep taking her time back until you answer her freaking question about why you did not respond to her letter about Trump's connections to Russia.
Via The Hill:
Instead of immediately answering, Mnuchin started complimenting the ranking member.
"First of all, let me thank you for your service to California, being a resident of California I appreciate everything that you’ve done,” he said.
But Waters stopped him mid-sentence to reclaim her time — lawmakers usually get about five minutes to question witnesses — and they spent the next few seconds talking over each other.
“Thank you very much, I don’t want to take up my time,” Waters told Mnuchin.
House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) then stepped into the fray after Waters repeatedly said she was “reclaiming my time.”
“The time belongs to the gentlelady from California,” he told Mnuchin.
Then Waters continued.
”Let me just say to you, thank you for your compliments on how great I am, but I don’t want to waste my time on me,” she said.
SHE IS PERFECT. Maxine Waters for President.
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