Democrats never cease to take the opportunity to bash the White House and other Republican politicians. Perhaps now they are finally realizing what it feels like to be in the minority and to be treated terribly. However, that would take forethought to analyze that. Rep. Maxine Waters of California who is a Democrat just trashed the cabinet nominees of the administration. It was not pretty.
In an interview with Chris Hayes yesterday on his MSNBC segment she called all of the President’s choices for cabinet positions ‘scumbags.’ Specifically, she said,
“I just think the American people have better understand what’s going on. This is a bunch of scumbags. That’s what they are. Who are all organized around making money.”
Hayes responded by telling her that her words were very strong. He pushed back and asked her to explain what she meant by calling them all scumbags. In a furor she yelled,
“All of these people who are organized with these oil and gas interests that’s in the administration and friends of the president of the United States, this back-channelling that you see. These are all a bunch of scumbags, that’s what they are.
Hayes asked if she was simply referring to Rex Tillerson, the new Secretary of State; a man who has been widely criticized for his overseas ties. Waters responded,
“Well I tell you this, Tillerson is there to get these sanctions lifted. I believe it, just watch him. He’s gonna continue to work on it. This is important for him. He was there because he negotiated the deal with Exxon, with Putin.”
Her accusations stem from unsubstantiated claims that the Russian government at the behest of Vladimir Putin influenced the presidential election in the President’s favor and that they have financial ties to the President, Secretary of State, and Michael Flynn. The President and his administration have vehemently denied the accusations and said they are nothing but “fake news”.
To add insult to injury she has been calling for the President’s impeachment. Which even Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has said is not appropriate to discuss until it is legally necessary. When even the leaders of your own party think you are being too radical, perhaps it is time to take a step back and re-evaluate. Had they re-evaluated a long time ago they would have the majority in the Senate and Congress.
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